There is little in life that I love more than learning about the world around me. In fact, the joy that I get from math and science is second only to the joy that I get from sharing that knowledge with others. Unfortunately, subjects like chemistry and calculus are some of the most hated by students of all ages. I believe that this is not due to any innate fault in the material but rather it being presented in a way that is not tailored to the learning style of your individual student. Becaus... [more]
I made a 100% in both Pre-AP and AP Chemistry as well as a 5 on the AP Chemistry exam. During this time I formed an afterschool program to tutor other students in both of these subjects. I have been tutoring students in various disciplines of chemistry for about five years now. In college I have continued to tutor chemistry students while making As in courses like General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry.
I made an A in Classical and Molecular Genetics here at UT Dallas. This course included both Mendelian and non-Mendelian genetics, with topics including gene expression, recombination, and bacterial genetics. As with most of my classes. I learned first and foremost by teaching other students, which in this instance involved even making my own physical models for explanations.
I made an A in both semesters of undergraduate Organic Chemistry here at UT Dallas. My preferred method of studying was teaching other students in the course. I used molecular modeling kits to better explain stereochemistry and utilized example problems for applications of spectroscopy. I had a primary focus on a deeper understanding of detailed reaction mechanisms as opposed to rote memorization of reactants and products.