My name is Tim and I graduated a year ago from Boston College with a BS in biology. I am spending the next year tutoring, volunteering with Hospice of the North Shore, and with the AIDS victims, before applying to medical school.
I have tutored for two years in a variety of subjects. Over this time period, I have worked with 23 students, ranging in grade level from 6th grade to college/graduate school. The courses that I tutor most often are science (biology, chemistry, physics, organic chemistry), math (pre-algebra, algebra, pre-calc) and test prep (SAT, ACT). My most meaningful tutoring experiences have been helping a special needs student pass the MCAS after two unsuccessful tries with other tutors, helping three college students (BU, Connecticut College, Northeastern grad) earn A's in organic chemistry, helping a physics student improve from a C+ to an A-, and helping a high school junior earn a high enough score to quality for collegiate athletics.
I utilize a student-centered approach. Each student is different, and I try and figure out the best strategy for each student. If a student does not understand content, I use a lecture-based approach and mix in sample problems. If I student understands the material but does not perform well on tests, then I try to simulate test conditions with timed practice exams. I also am very good about answering emails, further contributing to the student's understanding.
Tutoring allows me to share my passion for math and science to help mold the future generation of students. It has also improved my communication skills, important qualities of a clinician.
Tutoring has been extremely rewarding for me, to see the positive progression of students. It is satisfying to watch a student grow, and the sense of accomplishment to see their grades improve. Please consider me, as I would love to take on new students and challenges, and be able to reach out to even more students in need. I look forward to hearing from you!