Hi! My name is Richard and I am currently a third year medical student in NJ. I graduated from Quinnipiac University with a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences and a minor in Psychology. Throughout my undergraduate and medical school courses, I have been able to figure out test taking strategies and studying tips that have allowed students to not become overwhelmed, while at the same time synthesize as much information as possible by repetition rather than memorization.
My tutoring experience has focused on kindergarteners, college students within any health science / biology major, and now medical students in their first and second year prepping for the COMLEX / USMLE. With kindergarteners, I had the pleasure of working at a local elementary school and assisting teachers with 5-10 kindergarten students at one time. As an anatomy and physiology tutor at Quinnipiac, I held weekly review sessions for 50-75 students to assist with any material learned throughout the week. Currently at my medical school, I work both 1 on 1 and with groups in variety of courses including pathology, physiology, microbiology, anatomy, and biochemistry. I recently just took both the USMLE and COMLEX exams and have study strategies that have proven to work for success.
My tutoring style focuses on using visuals and diagrams rather than outlines as I have learned that the best way to grab my students' attention and allow them to retain information in the long run comes from being able to attach a visual detail to their memory! From high school to medical school courses, the workload always seems to be too much to handle, and using quick mnemonics and shortcuts in order to grab big picture details to orient the students into a topic and then dive deeper into the subject has seemed to work.
I am a tutor that you can rely on to learn material in a way that focuses solely on student needs. I believe a great tutor is one that adapts to the needs of the learner, and I will keep that mentality throughout each tutoring session. Feel free to reach out to me at any time or schedule a lesson!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Quinnipiac University - Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Sciences
Graduate Degree: Rowan University - Doctor of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
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