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Vicki M.

Philadelphia, PA

$40/hour

MCAT, Biology, Chemistry, Writing & College/Grad Application Tutor

200+ Hours
4.9 average from 67 ratings
Vicki is insightful and an incredible resource!
— Randy, Albuquerque, NM on 3/19/17

$40/Hour


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Whittier College
Biology
University of Pennsylvania
Graduate Coursework

Education

Whittier College (Biology)

University of Pennsylvania (Graduate Coursework)

About Vicki

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!
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 Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required

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!

Travel Radius
Travels within 4 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19143

"Vicki is insightful and an incredible resource!"

- Randy, Albuquerque, NM on 3/19/17

"Help with Graduate Essays"

- Manasa, Philadelphia, PA on 5/1/17

"Amazing"

- Courtney, Glassboro, NJ on 4/13/17

"Knowledgeable and patient"

- Bianca, Hammond, LA on 2/22/17

"Excellent"

- Nauf, State College, PA on 2/10/17

"Knowledgeable"

- Karim, Trenton, NJ on 2/7/17

"My daughter says to give 5 stars"

- Tamara, Bala Cynwyd, PA on 2/3/17

"Great Tutor and Knowledgeable"

- Luis, Hatillo, PR on 1/23/17

"Knowledgable and patient tutor"

- Tabinda, Frisco, TX on 1/18/17

"Knowledgeable and Patience Tutor"

- Avani, Sewell, NJ on 1/17/17
Math:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math
Science:
Biochemistry, Biology,
Chemistry,
Elementary Science, Microbiology, Psychology
English:
Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
Career Development,
MCAT
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Reading, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Business:
Career Development,
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

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.

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.

Chemistry

Having excelled in college level General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry (A in all courses) I am confident in my knowledge of these subjects, and with my love of teaching I enjoy sharing my knowledge with others and helping others become independent learners.

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.

MCAT

I have completed an MCAT preparation course where I learned valuable techniques that I can share with my students and I scored in the 90th percentile when I took the exam in May. I have a strong background in the material covered on the MCAT and I have mastered the test taking techniques needed to do well on this exam.

Whittier College
Biology
University of Pennsylvania
Graduate Coursework

Education

Whittier College (Biology)

University of Pennsylvania (Graduate Coursework)

Vicki is insightful and an incredible resource!

Everything Vicki told me was super informative and gave me an a wonderful perspective towards the process of applying to professional school. She is an amazing person to have to bounce ideas off of and offered me information that I would not know otherwise. I highly recommend Vicki, she's done her research and is the real deal!

— Randy, Albuquerque, NM on 3/19/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

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!

Travel policy

Vicki will travel within 4 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19143.