Science Tutor With A Master's Degree
I am currently a second year medical student at a top 20 medical school. I authored over 30 peer reviewed scientific publications and was invited to give talks and presentations at over a dozen academic conferences. I scored 99th percentile on my medical school entry exam MCAT. I would love to share my highly effective strategy and help you to achieve your goal as well!
I love teaching and look forward to sharing and promoting the fascination and wonder of the sciences with students everywhere. Teaching is second-nature to me. I grow up in a family where my dad is a general surgeon and my mother is a high school teacher, and I also had extensive teaching and one-on-one tutoring experience at the University of Pittsburgh, where I received my Bachelor’s degree in neuroscience and Master’s degree in biomedical science.
Effective teaching begins with a passion for the subject matter, and requires detailed preparation, careful listening, patience, solid communication, and genuine care for the student’s success, in addition to a great command and understanding of the material. It is also key to tailor and adapt the teaching style to the strengths, weaknesses, and goals of each student and build their confidence--we work together.
Feel free to browse my background and student feedback for a better understanding and feel for my work with students.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
My general approach is to help students understand the concepts first, and then guide them to solve the homework problems step by step, just so they can truly master the concepts and apply them in novel situations and exams. My strength is that I can really relate to students on both professional and emotional level. During my tutoring session, I devote my full attention to each student and take pride in each one of their success. I encourage them to ask questions when they are confused because that is the only way for them to identify their weaknesses and internalize the materials.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I graduated from the University of Pittsburgh majored in Chemistry and Neuroscience and I also obtained my Master's degree in biomedical science in 2019. I have great passion for science and teaching, and I have extensive tutoring experience during college.
In addition, I published a handful of peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals. During my tutoring sessions, I will not only help my students to excel on their exams, but also teach them the critical thinking and scientific hypothesis forming skills. My rigorous scientific training background gives me the privilege to share these skills with my students and nothing other than their success and satisfaction can make me more grateful.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
The tutoring sessions will be charged through PayPal. My PayPal link is paypal.me/chriswei33, and my hourly rate is $100.
Please feel free to email me at [email protected] or text me directly at (412)996-9236 to schedule a meeting, and I can usually meet after 4pm during weekdays and weekends are more flexible.
If you do have to cancel a scheduled tutoring session, please give me 24 hours’ notice, so I can leave the spot open for other students.
What types of students have you worked with?
Depending on students’ needs, I’ve worked with students who need to prepare for a standardized test, or students who prefer to work with me long term to build a solid foundation for the science subjects. Before the tutoring session starts, I will get in touch with the student to have an in-depth understanding of the student’s background and make a personalized plan to make each tutoring session best fit each student’s individual needs.