My name is Ashley and I have been tutoring for about a year now on Wyzant. I graduated from Emory University in 2018 as a Gender Studies major, and I am now finishing a pre-medicine post-baccalaureate program at Fordham University before applying to medical school. I provide tutoring in multiple disciplines that include the sciences and humanities. Most of my tutor experience is in chemistry, sociology, biology, and exam prep. I like to break down complex concepts into small palatable chunks of information for my students. I emphasize the importance of practice and constantly looking at the big picture to gain a better understanding of the intricacies of both science and literature.
I liked that I originally went to Ashley for help with Chemistry, but along the way she also ended up helping me with Biology, English, and Trigonometry. She is a fountain of knowledge and super friendly. I use her for my classes and I also use her for my son who's 6. My grades have increased dramatically since I started working with her. I wish i found her sooner!
When working with a new student, I like to first figure out why they're studying their particular course so that I can gear information towards their ultimate goal. I then ask a series of questions about their learning style; whether that is by listening and watching or by doing themselves and having me step in when they get stuck. After each lesson, I provide a summary of what was covered and provide resources for additional practice until the next session.