Areas of Expertise: Statistics (for individual nurses and groups of nurses, college, high school, and master's level students) Research methods and clinical research methods Math (elementary through university, particularly pre-algebra, algebra, and stats) Standardized testing and beginner, intermediate, and advanced test taking skills (STAAR, MCAT, GRE, EOC, ACT, SAT, Gifted and Talented Test Prep, CogAT, ITBS, ISEE *Some of my students have scored as high as the 99% percentiles after workin... [more]
I have many years experience tutoring statistics from the AP high school level to undergraduate and graduate statistics courses. I am also experienced in providing statistical consulting for doctoral students and researchers. My passion is to explain statistics in a way that is easily understandable to anyone.
I have hundreds of hours of experience in total of successfully prepping numerous students for the GRE. I am extremely familiar with the content released by all of the major prep companies and offer a comprehensive program that combines only the best of the best material out there as well as some of my own methods that have proven to be even more effective in certain areas. Those that have worked with me have received impressive scores including in the high 160s. I am extremely passionate about the GRE, have so much fun prepping students for this test, and am constantly staying up to date on research, the current marketplace, and the feedback from my students so that all you have to think about is telling me your target score- not be overwhelmed with how to achieve it.
I have many years and hundreds of hours of experience teaching students effective study skills. Teaching these skills is an integral part of my success formula, and one that I approach using my background in cognitive and educational psychology. Drawing on these perspectives, I teach students a number of methods that they can implement long-term including but not limited to: critical thinking, distributed and interleaved practice, applications of transfer-appropriate processing, self-explanation, as well as how and when to practice test, so that they may take charge of their learning and success.
MCAT is one of the subjects that I tutor most frequently. I focus on the test-taking and critical analysis skills required to obtain a high score on the MCAT. I use a combination of methods to ensure students are prepared including passage analysis, FSQ drills, scientific literature analysis, advanced test-taking tips, and content review. I am also partnered with two other top Wyzant tutors for MCAT tutoring, and we provide a daily group that is designed to target the highest yield topics on the MCAT. The daily group is 30 minutes long, online and recorded so that students can review the video at their convenience; the teaching is interactive and students can ask questions during the mini-lecture. The group is designed to be affordable and a great way to keep MCAT material fresh until your test day!