Hello students & parents, Please call me Chris. As a physician and UCLA graduate, I love the process of not only learning but also teaching and have many years of experience as a private tutor. I've successfully tutored over 200+ students helping them excel in their future academic endeavors and don't find more joy than helping an individual achieve their goals. I am diligent, understanding, patient, flexible, enthusiastic, and love working with students of all ages. My instruction range... [more]
I am a Physician and UCLA graduate in Psychobiology who tutors medical students, college students, and either AP/honors/or general biology high school students. Very familiar with all the required and upper division Biology courses at UCLA with an outstanding performance in all. Received a 5 on the AP Biology exam which is crucial material that will be instructed and taught again in future college courses. AP biology requires a lot of work and dedication due to the overwhelming amount of information. Study planning and preparation is key in order to prevent cramming before the exam. Furthermore, I received a 12 (98 percentile) on the Biological Sciences section of the MCAT. (Old format of MCAT, but still the science is the same lol)
Physician who's tutored over 250 students helping them excel in their future academic endeavors. As a UCLA graduate I have taken all the required Chemistry courses towards my major at UCLA with an outstanding performance in each. Received a 5 on the AP Chemistry exam which is crucial material that will be instructed and taught again in future college courses. AP Chemistry requires a lot of work and dedication due to the overwhelming amount of information. Study planning and preparation is key in order to understand the fundamentals of the material and prevent cramming before the exam. Furthermore, I received a 12 (97th percentile) on the Physical Sciences section (Biology + Chemistry + Physics) of the MCAT...prior format but still the same science and concepts lol.
As a Psychiatry focused physician and Psychobiology major at UCLA...I basically breathe, eat, sleep psychology in all aspects from physiological, neurological, cognitive, and societal. I took a plethora of Psychology courses with outstanding results. Have tutored over 50 students in Psych and all Ace their exams because the concept is easy once understood since we relate to it all! The brain is the most exceptional organ. I'll teach you the secrets and you'll see the success. Some of my expertise include: -Social Psychology -ADHD -Autism Spectrum Disorder -Personality Disorders -Child development -Cognitive Science -Psychological Stats -Abnormal Psychology -Addiction -Fundamentals of learning -Behavioral Neuroscience -Human Memory -Sport Psychology
Tutored over 250 students helping them excel in their future academic endeavors. As a medical student I have acquired extensive knowledge on the dynamics of the physics within the biology of our body...hence, "physi-ology." Physiology is not a course you can just memorize and regurgitate facts. It requires comprehensive understanding of how it works so when a question is presented to you as a student you can answer it using that base knowledge instead of mentally scrolling through your flashcards or notes trying to recall that highlighted definition. I received an A+ in physiology during medical school and tutored incoming medical students in their physiology class. Also tutor all levels of Undergraduate Physiology. In the end the science is the same just got to teach you the secret of how to apply it!
In high school I was a summer camp counselor at Chatsworth Hills Day Camp. I also have been tutoring elementary children since my senior year of high school.
I have tutored over 250 students helping them excel in their future academic endeavors. I scored a 35 on the MCAT (prior test format, but still same concepts lol). The test is not concentrating on knowing the knowledge and regurgitating the material. It is about knowing the knowledge and how to APPLY it towards the material (ex: the given passages or prompts) they provide you. Very crucial component of excess on the exam. This concept of applying your knowledge to new situations is a invaluable skill you must develop as all exams and preparation in medicine implement this technique. Understand the science so you can apply it to new situations presented to you.
Psychiatry is my specialty of choice and have particular been concentrated on ADHD & Autism Spectrum Disorder research and clinic experience. Have not only treated but also tutored many students suffering from ADHD and provided alternative approaches to engage their studies by making it short bursts of fun focus which is actually an advantage of individuals with ADHD who go on to become incredibly successful societal figures.
As a Psychobiology student at UCLA, genetics was a crucial part of my undergraduate curriculum. Overlapping with my Microbiology courses I learned the fundamentals of genetics and the application of these fundamental to unprecedented questions on the exam. Furthermore, genetics was heavily tested on the MCAT as well.
I took many Microbiology courses at UCLA and was further tested on it for the MCAT as well. I have invested a lot of time in mastering the understanding of the Central Dogma (DNA to RNA to Protein), as well as all the fundamental processes such as replication, transcription, translation.
I took many Organic Chemistry courses at UCLA including Chemistry 14C and 14D with Professor Hardinger. I have an understanding of the all the specific reactions and circumstances. Studying for the organic chemistry portion for the MCAT (I received a 98 percentile) taught me many tricks and hints which made me realize how easy Organic Chemistry actually is.
I have tutored over 200 medical students helping them excel in their future academic endeavors. I did exceptionally well on both USMLE exams. Have propelled students to succeed and jump 30-40+ points for USMLE Step 1 and 2CK exams. Experienced in either 1-on-1 sessions or having a classroom of 25 students watch me dissect a question on my screen as I hear their thought process and get to the root of the errors most students make on the board exams.