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Andrew S.

Richmond, VA

$125/hour

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700+ Hours
5.0 average from 89 ratings
Compassionate tutor who is focused on student achievement.
— Mary, Roanoke, VA on 4/25/13

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University of Chicago
Biological Sciences
Georgetown University
Master's
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
MD

Education

University of Chicago (Biological Sciences)

Georgetown University (Master's)

Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine (MD)

About Andrew

Andrew studied the basic and social sciences, searching for answers to some of life's biggest questions, including the role of nutrition in human health, the basis for human decision-making, and how to win in Monopoly. He earned a B.A. in the Biological Sciences at the University of Chicago, graduated from Georgetown University with an M.S. in Physiology and Biophysics, and earned his M.D. from the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. His tutoring career began in 2010 when he signed on with PrepMatters to offer academic support tutoring and standardized test preparation assistance for high school students in the Washington, D.C., area. Since then, he has helped math and science students at the elementary, high school, undergraduate, and graduate levels, including students of all ages, reach their academic goals through private lessons, collaboratively-developed study plans, and individually-tailored recommendations. As a published co-author, he has helped develop research projects in several labs at the National Institutes of Health, University of Chicago Department of Economics, and Virginia Commonwealth University. He is currently a medical resident and licensed physician, specializing in psychiatry at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System. He enjoys working with students of all different backgrounds and is especially attuned to working with students who have unique learning styles. In an ongoing effort to understand and meet the needs of his students, he actively reviews scientific literature in the topics of memory formation, retention, decision-making, cognitive neuroscience, and collaborative learning. He is certainly happy to work with you as much as needed along the way, and his teaching philosophy focuses on conferring the skills to maximize independence in your studies for overall efficiency and long-term success. Whether you're looking for a single consultation, ongoing academic support, or test-specific preparation, Andrew looks forward to working with you to establish a program of study that will help match your performance with your vision of success. Andrew studied the basic and social sciences, searching for answers to some of life's biggest questions, including the role of nutrition in human health, the basis for human decision-making, and how to win in Monopoly. He earned a B.A. in the Biological Sciences at the University of Chicago, graduated from Georgetown University with an M.S. in Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Additional students (2+): +50% hourly rate per student -- e.g., 2 student joint session 150% of the hourly rate -- 75% for each. Late cancellation (24 hours): half hourly rate.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Richmond, VA 23219

"Compassionate tutor who is focused on student achievement."

- Mary, Roanoke, VA on 4/25/13

"Knowledgeable and dedicated tutor who goes above and beyond."

- Aizhan, Fairfax, VA on 12/28/12

"Fantastic Skype Tutor"

- Louis, Washington, DC on 11/21/12

"Excellent GRE prep, focus in math, with Andrew"

- Kasey, Fincastle, VA on 10/26/12
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Discrete Math,
Elementary Math, GED, Geometry, GMAT, GRE, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, SPSS, Statistics,
Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biology,
Biostatistics,
Chemistry,
Ecology, Elementary Science, Genetics,
Microbiology, Nutrition,
Organic Chemistry,
Pharmacology,
Physical Science, Physics, Physiology, PSAT, Psychology, Sociology
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Proofreading, SAT Writing, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GED, GMAT, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Writing, SSAT
Computer:
SPSS
Language:
Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Study Skills, Writing
Business:
Finance, GMAT, GRE, Macroeconomics,
Microeconomics,
Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Chess

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Biology

I've earned a bachelor's degree in the biological sciences, an M.S. in physiology and biophysics, as well as a Medical Doctorate.

Biostatistics

While earning a bachelor's degree in the Biological Sciences, I completed course work in methods of statistics, proof-based statistics, probability, systems modeling with differential equations, and ecological systems modeling at an advanced college level. My current doctoral degree program features the study and application of statistical methods while exploring questions in epidemiology, clinical trials, and population genetics. In addition, my research requires the utilization of numerous statistical tests and methods.

Chemistry

I completed the advanced track of General Chemistry at my college and subsequently scored in the 96-98th percentile in the Physical Sciences section on the MCAT.

Chess

Since a very young age, I have been an avid board game player. I have studied and practiced formal strategy for chess.

Discrete Math

I have completed advanced mathematics coursework, including relevant topics in algebra, geometry, combinatorics, finite calculus, probability theory, differential equations, game theory, and discrete analogues of continuous mathematics. The following relevant topics pertain to my research work: logic, graph theory, decision theory, utility theory, and social choice theory.

Genetics

In addition to advanced genetics coursework in college, I also studied medical genetics at the NIH Foundation for Advanced Education in Science. As a current medical student, I continue to study concepts, pathological manifestations, and population-level observations pertinent to human genetics.

Macroeconomics

I have completed the intermediate economic analysis sequence at my alma mater, the University of Chicago. In addition, I have completed substantial quantitative coursework in mathematics and statistics, including advance calculus, differential equations, and probability.

Microeconomics

I have completed the intermediate economic analysis sequence at my alma mater, the University of Chicago. In addition, I have completed substantial quantitative coursework in mathematics and statistics, including advance calculus, differential equations, and probability.

Nutrition

In graduate school, I completed a course in human nutrition and, in medical school, understanding the biochemistry, physiology, and pathophysiology which pertain to nutrition is vital to my studies in medicine. I am also training for an Ironman 2013 event; among many others, mastering my own nutrition is a precondition for success in this race.

Organic Chemistry

In college, I took the Honors Organic Chemistry sequence. Since then, I've also taught and tutored college-level students in Organic Chemistry.

Pharmacology

Pharmacology is an integral component in both my graduate studies in physiology and biophysics as well as doctoral studies in medicine. As a future physician, I have studied pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, receptor mechanics, signaling cascades, contra/indications, and physiologic effects of the full range of drugs for each organ system.

Statistics

I've completed advanced coursework in statistics up to the graduate level and I regularly apply these skills in research work. I'm familiar with the standard stats software packages (SPSS, JMP, etc.) and can help with interpretation of results/ data, as well.

University of Chicago
Biological Sciences
Georgetown University
Master's
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
MD

Education

University of Chicago (Biological Sciences)

Georgetown University (Master's)

Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine (MD)

Compassionate tutor who is focused on student achievement.

Andrew is an excellent tutor. He is flexible and prompt in returning e-mails. I recommend Andrew if you are looking for a bright, focused, articulate individual who is easy to communicate with and has compassion for your student. You can tell he really enjoys helping others.

— Mary, Roanoke, VA on 4/25/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $125.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Additional students (2+): +50% hourly rate per student -- e.g., 2 student joint session 150% of the hourly rate -- 75% for each. Late cancellation (24 hours): half hourly rate.

Travel policy

Andrew will travel within 40 miles of Richmond, VA 23219.