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Vicki M.

Biology, Writing, & College/Grad Application Tutor

Biology, Writing, & College/Grad Application Tutor

$40/hour

  • 220 hours tutoring

  • University City Philadelphia, PA 19143

About Vicki


Bio

I graduated with a BA in Biology and I will be starting MD/PhD training in the fall of 2017. As a hard working student who believes in life long learning, I understand how persistence, practice, and guidance are vital for successfully understanding and mastering new concepts. I have 6+ years of tutoring experience and along the way I have learned how to effectively relate to, and easily adapt to, the different learning styles and preferences of students.

With a passion for helping others...

I graduated with a BA in Biology and I will be starting MD/PhD training in the fall of 2017. As a hard working student who believes in life long learning, I understand how persistence, practice, and guidance are vital for successfully understanding and mastering new concepts. I have 6+ years of tutoring experience and along the way I have learned how to effectively relate to, and easily adapt to, the different learning styles and preferences of students.

With a passion for helping others learn and reach their potential, I work with patience, creativity, and collaboration. I believe in learning the concepts, and then applying those ideas to problems that require critical thinking and analysis. These kinds of activities ensure that the foundation of knowledge required for any particular subject is there, and also challenges the student in a way that fosters growth as a learner.

As a soon to be medical student, my interests are in the biological sciences and also the social sciences. Being so, my tutor subjects are MCAT, Biology, Chemistry, and Psychology. With experience in writing several successful lab reports and admissions essays, I am also available as a writing tutor. I can help with editing college or graduate school admission essays. If you are also preparing for medical school interviews and would like a mock interview along with feedback and tips, then let me know and I would be happy to help!

I measure my success by how much my student has learned, and how comfortable my student is with the material. I believe in constant improvement, so I am always receptive to feedback, suggestions, and alteration of my teaching style. With a 3-hour cancellation policy, my availability is flexible and make-up study sessions are always an option! There is a local library in Philadelphia and several study areas available at the University of Pennsylvania, providing options for quiet and productive study spaces. I am also available for online tutoring!

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you to achieve your goals!


Education

Whittier College
Biology
University of Pennsylvania
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Rate details: The goal with my hourly rate is to keep things affordable for you and to also account for the time I spend preparing before we meet to make sure the lesson is as effective and detailed as possible!
  • Tutor’s lessons: Online
  • Travel policy: Within 4 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19143
  • Lesson cancellation: 3 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Career Development

Career Development

I have extensive experience with successfully applying and interviewing for several kinds of programs (Summer Research Programs, MD/PhD programs, Lab Technician positions, College applications etc). In terms of Career Development I can help strengthen interview skills, I can edit and help improve resumes and I can also assist with improving cover letters and admissions essays.

Corporate Training

Career Development,

Career Development

I have extensive experience with successfully applying and interviewing for several kinds of programs (Summer Research Programs, MD/PhD programs, Lab Technician positions, College applications etc). In terms of Career Development I can help strengthen interview skills, I can edit and help improve resumes and I can also assist with improving cover letters and admissions essays.
Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have spent more than 5 years tutoring young children between the ages of 5 and 13 through another tutoring company, and also through private tutoring in my community. I hold a Bachelor's degree in biology and have taken several math courses in preparation for Medical School. Additionally, through my psychology minor I learned about child development and worked with elementary school students at a nearby school to help improve class performance. Given my previous tutoring experience with students in the K-6th grades, and given my strong background in science and math from a liberal arts college, I have the skills and knowledge to help young students succeed in their elementary school and middle school classes. Focused specifically on math, reading, and science, I have had much success with helping young students build their confidence and strengthen their academic skills in a fun and enjoyable atmosphere.
Elementary Math, Elementary Science

English

Proofreading, Writing

Homeschool

Biology,

Biology

During college, I tutored biology at the academic center for three years and since then I have continued sharing my love for biology to help students strengthen their skills. I teach with the goals of helping my students build their confidence and develop their critical thinking abilities in an encouraging and engaging atmosphere.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have spent more than 5 years tutoring young children between the ages of 5 and 13 through another tutoring company, and also through private tutoring in my community. I hold a Bachelor's degree in biology and have taken several math courses in preparation for Medical School. Additionally, through my psychology minor I learned about child development and worked with elementary school students at a nearby school to help improve class performance. Given my previous tutoring experience with students in the K-6th grades, and given my strong background in science and math from a liberal arts college, I have the skills and knowledge to help young students succeed in their elementary school and middle school classes. Focused specifically on math, reading, and science, I have had much success with helping young students build their confidence and strengthen their academic skills in a fun and enjoyable atmosphere.
Writing

Most Popular

Biology,

Biology

During college, I tutored biology at the academic center for three years and since then I have continued sharing my love for biology to help students strengthen their skills. I teach with the goals of helping my students build their confidence and develop their critical thinking abilities in an encouraging and engaging atmosphere.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have spent more than 5 years tutoring young children between the ages of 5 and 13 through another tutoring company, and also through private tutoring in my community. I hold a Bachelor's degree in biology and have taken several math courses in preparation for Medical School. Additionally, through my psychology minor I learned about child development and worked with elementary school students at a nearby school to help improve class performance. Given my previous tutoring experience with students in the K-6th grades, and given my strong background in science and math from a liberal arts college, I have the skills and knowledge to help young students succeed in their elementary school and middle school classes. Focused specifically on math, reading, and science, I have had much success with helping young students build their confidence and strengthen their academic skills in a fun and enjoyable atmosphere.
Writing

Science

Biology,

Biology

During college, I tutored biology at the academic center for three years and since then I have continued sharing my love for biology to help students strengthen their skills. I teach with the goals of helping my students build their confidence and develop their critical thinking abilities in an encouraging and engaging atmosphere.
Microbiology, Psychology

Summer

Biology,

Biology

During college, I tutored biology at the academic center for three years and since then I have continued sharing my love for biology to help students strengthen their skills. I teach with the goals of helping my students build their confidence and develop their critical thinking abilities in an encouraging and engaging atmosphere.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have spent more than 5 years tutoring young children between the ages of 5 and 13 through another tutoring company, and also through private tutoring in my community. I hold a Bachelor's degree in biology and have taken several math courses in preparation for Medical School. Additionally, through my psychology minor I learned about child development and worked with elementary school students at a nearby school to help improve class performance. Given my previous tutoring experience with students in the K-6th grades, and given my strong background in science and math from a liberal arts college, I have the skills and knowledge to help young students succeed in their elementary school and middle school classes. Focused specifically on math, reading, and science, I have had much success with helping young students build their confidence and strengthen their academic skills in a fun and enjoyable atmosphere.
Writing

Test Preparation

Career Development

Career Development

I have extensive experience with successfully applying and interviewing for several kinds of programs (Summer Research Programs, MD/PhD programs, Lab Technician positions, College applications etc). In terms of Career Development I can help strengthen interview skills, I can edit and help improve resumes and I can also assist with improving cover letters and admissions essays.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (69 ratings)
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Reviews


Very Helpful!

Vicki was incredibly nice and supportive and gave me clear feedback on my essay. She worked with me to get my essay to be as strong as possible and I am very satisfied with the results. Highly recommend!!

Jonathan, 2 lessons with Vicki

Help with Graduate Essays

I have been working with Vicki for the past five months. I decided to apply to graduate school last minute and she has helped me every step of the way. She kept me on track to complete everything in a timely manner. She is always prepared when I am running behind on work and answers all of my questions. I was able to gain acceptances from programs that I never thought I had a chance of getting into. Thank you so much for being accessible these past couple months.

Manasa, 6 lessons with Vicki

Amazing

She was so patient and just truly AMAZING!! Giving me the renewed confidence that I needed to take the MCAT!! She listened and responded with a solution to all of my concerns. I am looking forward to working with her during our next session! Thank you Vicki

Courtney, 1 lesson with Vicki

Knowledgeable and patient

I think she is amazing.She is very affordable and is willing to go the extra mile.I am so blessed to have found her. She gives me confidence about the mcat. I can tell she cares about her students. She helped me learn new techniques and now I am hopeful for the test in August.

Bianca , 6 lessons with Vicki

Excellent

she is very helpful and professional. I really appreciate her assistance with my thesis. I would like to continue work with her in the future. Thank you so much Vicki.

Nauf, 5 lessons with Vicki

Knowledgeable

My daughter enjoys her sessions. She looks forward to Monday's and Thursday's. Her grades have improved drastically in a short amount of time thanks to Vicki's lessons.

Karim, 17 lessons with Vicki

My daughter says to give 5 stars

Daughter feels more confident after sessions with Vicki. Says that she raised her hand to answer questions after first session. Would recommend

Tamara, 13 lessons with Vicki

Great Tutor and Knowledgeable

She is a really smart person and her teaching skills are superb. Highly recommended!! You will not regret it. I've learned so much in so little time that's fascinating. We have been discussing full on chemistry topics (I hate chemistry) and how she delivers the information is quite interesting and straight on the point. She have had great patients with me xD and I will be following on the sessions :) Dont miss out on this great opportunity to dominate your weaknesses !!!

Luis, 2 lessons with Vicki

Knowledgable and patient tutor

Vicki is very thorough and knowledgeable tutor. She taught biology to my son and I loved her teaching style. She explained complex concepts with the help of diagram. Overall, I am very satisfied.

Tabinda , 3 lessons with Vicki
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Response time: 16 hours

$40/hour

Vicki M.

$40/hour

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Response time: 16 hours