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Pre-Medicine Polymath: A Tutor For All

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THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
B.S. Neuroscience and B.A. Philosophy

Education

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN (B.S. Neuroscience and B.A. Philosophy)

About Nicholas

The ultimate purpose of an education is to cultivate your intellectual capabilities so that you may create the opportunities for your own self-fulfillment. Thus, an educational experience is one in which you are provided a challenging environment to explore, inquire, and achieve in your own way. My objective then as your tutor is to construct such an environment wherein these abilities may be maximally developed so that you are empowered to accomplish your specific goals.

In doing so, I will not only assist you in mastering your course material, but I will impart the set of methods that I have employed to achieve an optimal level of academic efficiency and success throughout my scholastic career. As a non-traditional pre-medicine student pursuing a dual-degree in neuroscience and philosophy with collegiate and departmental honors at The University of Texas at Austin, these methods have allowed me to earn an overall GPA of 3.81 and several notable scholarships without radically sacrificing other areas of importance in my life. By adopting these methods—adapted to your particular academic needs and style of learning—I am highly certain that you will be sufficiently equipped to approach a diverse range of subjects and exams with the confidence and capability to improve your knowledge, grades, and scores in any.

Being the eldest of four children, I began assisting my younger siblings in comprehending and completing their homework while I was in middle school. My assistance continued from that period until the end of their undergraduate careers at The University of Texas at Austin. Throughout that time, I adjusted and modified these methods of learning and instruction to not only help myself maintain a high academic standard but to help maintain theirs as well. I can now proudly state that I am the brother of an RN-BSN, a chemical engineer, and a current graduate student of architecture at The University of Michigan.

As a Teaching Assistant to Mr. Mansoor Kapasi at Gonzalo Garza Independence High School, I regularly convey several aspects of these methods to his students when providing feedback on their graded assignments. Except in rare cases, his students readily submit their corrected assignments with few if any errors. Moreover, those of whom I have previously tutored through the WyzAnt platform, as evidenced by their ratings and reviews below, have experienced the benefits of utilizing methods that allow them to learn more efficiently.

With my extensive and diverse academic background along with the methods of academic efficiency that I will impart to you during our lessons, you will be provided with a challenging environment in which to develop your intellectual capabilities. Equipped and empowered, I am confident that you will accomplish your specific academic goals with my assistance. I look forward to your success.
The ultimate purpose of an education is to cultivate your intellectual capabilities so that you may create the opportunities for your own self-fulfillment. Thus, an educational experience is one in which you are provided a challenging environment to explore, inquire, and achieve in your own way. My objective then as your tutor is to construct such Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required

[Minimum Lesson Duration: (In-Person: 1 Hour) (Online: 0.5 Hours)] [Group Rate: +$10/Hour/Student]

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Austin, TX 78723
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"Very patient and engaging"

- Reiko, Austin, TX on 2/19/17

"Awesome guy, awesome tutor, super helpful"

- Sydney, Austin, TX on 12/6/17

"Very knowledgeable"

- Rebecca, Lubbock, TX on 11/25/17

"Perfect tutor"

- Lisa, Austin, TX on 11/1/17

"Quite knowledgeable, patient, and understanding of the individual needs of his students"

- Chisara, New Rochelle, NY on 10/29/17

"patient & great teacher"

- Michaela, Chesapeake, VA on 10/18/17

"great teacher, not uptight"

- Susan, El Paso, TX on 10/14/17

"Great tutor"

- Christy, Buda, TX on 10/9/17

"Very knowledgeable and helpful"

- Malana, Austin, TX on 10/5/17

"Great Statistics Tutor!"

- Dan, Austin, TX on 9/8/17

"Nicholas was awesome!!!"

- Tula, Princeton, NJ on 7/21/17

"Great"

- Kamini, Austin, TX on 7/19/17

"Very patient!! Makes learning easy!"

- Joseph, Cedar Park, TX on 6/25/17

"Great teachr!"

- Tonya, Manor, TX on 5/2/17

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Amita, Austin, TX on 4/17/17

"Great tutor"

- Shila, Austin, TX on 3/31/17

"Smart, cool guy"

- Matt, Miami Beach, FL on 2/8/17

"Patient and knowledgable"

- Bryant, Buda, TX on 2/7/17

"Knowledgeable and Great"

- Chase, Austin, TX on 2/7/17

"Patient and effective tutor"

- Milo, Cedar Park, TX on 1/24/17

"Knowledgeable and patient"

- Michelle, Austin, TX on 1/20/17

"Amazing tutor!"

- Joy, Newton, NJ on 1/3/17

"Great Tutor!"

- Stephanie, Austin, TX on 12/11/16

"Outstanding tutor!"

- Aru, Gaithersburg, MD on 11/30/16

"A great tutor !"

- Cesar, Nutley, NJ on 11/18/16

"Amazing tutor!"

- Reena, Austin, TX on 11/2/16

"Great First Lesson"

- Jeremy, Austin, TX on 10/31/16

"super patient, understanding and encouraging!!"

- Ethan, Austin, TX on 10/18/16

"Great first session"

- Kate, Austin, TX on 8/24/16

"Personable and knowledgeable"

- Dillon, Austin, TX on 8/10/16

"A calming presence. Excellent tutor."

- Karen, Austin, TX on 7/13/16

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- Jeneen, Austin, TX on 5/19/16

"amazing teacher, very helpful"

- Rebecca, Austin, TX on 5/17/16
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Elementary Math, GED, Geometry, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Anthropology, Biology,
Biostatistics,
Chemistry, Elementary Science, Genetics, Microbiology, Philosophy, Physics, Physiology, PSAT, Psychology, Sociology
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GED, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Reading, Spanish, Writing
History:
American History, Anthropology, Geography, Government & Politics, Political Science, Social Studies, World History, Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Reading, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, 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.

Algebra 1

Understanding algebraic concepts and their associated operations will be imperative if you intend to succeed in your future STEM classes and standardized exams. In fact, solving for unknown values is one of the core objectives of any natural science, (quantitative) social science, or mathematics course. Algebra I will introduce you to a range of methods in order to do so. Moreover, you will explore various types of functions in this course that are incredibly useful in modeling experimental data. Allow me to equip you with the problem-solving perspective and skills necessary to master Algebra I so that you will be well-prepared for the future.

Algebra 2

Understanding algebraic concepts and their associated operations will be imperative if you intend to succeed in your future STEM classes and standardized exams. In fact, solving for unknown values is one of the core objectives of any natural science, (quantitative) social science, or mathematics course. Algebra II will introduce you to an additional range of methods, over and above those in Algebra I, in order to do so. Moreover, you will explore various types of advanced relationships (e.g., Conic Sections) and functions in this course that are incredibly useful in modeling experimental data. Allow me to equip you with the problem-solving perspective and skills necessary to master Algebra II so that you will be well-prepared for the future.

Biology

Conventional notions surrounding the study of biological subjects nearly always include the overbearing suggestion to invest heavily in flash cards. True, you will be introduced to new vocabulary--as in any other subject--and you will be expected to use this new vocabulary--as in any other subject. However, and more importantly, you will be expected to understand the mechanics and functions of multiple biological processes in your course (sans flashcards). With that said, allow me to assist you in identifying, relating, organizing, and explaining these processes from the macroscopic to the microscopic.

[UT BIO 311C: A]
[UT BIO 311D: A]
[UT BIO 325: B]
[UT BIO 320: A-]
[UT BIO 344: A]

Biostatistics

As in any other statistics course, the concepts, methods, and operations are identical. The only difference between each is the type of data analyzed and in this case, biological data will be explored. Whether you need assistance in understanding the difference between the three measures of central tendency or in conducting a chi-square goodness-of-fit test at alpha = 0.05 and d.f. = 20, I will convey both the rationale and method of any statistical topic discussed in your course to your benefit.

[UT SDS 328M: A]

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
B.S. Neuroscience and B.A. Philosophy

Education

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN (B.S. Neuroscience and B.A. Philosophy)

Very patient and engaging

Nicholas is doing a great job tutoring our son. He is very patient and keeps our son's interest in his studies. He's getting straight A's now. You should give your child the same leading edge.

— Reiko, Austin, TX on 2/19/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

[Minimum Lesson Duration: (In-Person: 1 Hour) (Online: 0.5 Hours)] [Group Rate: +$10/Hour/Student]

Travel policy

Nicholas will travel within 40 miles of Austin, TX 78723.