EducationM.S. in Medical Sciences, University of North Texas at Health Science Center
B.A. in Chemistry and Psychology, minor in Biology, Southern Methodist University
Experience"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." -Benjamin Franklin. Have you ever had an instructor who was very intelligent but unable to translate material in a way you could understand? Or have you ever learned material well enough but when taking an exam, everything you learned goes out the window? I have. And I can help you! One of my many passions, teaching brings me one of the greatest rewards I could ever receive. A recent graduate from SMU with degrees in Chemistry and Psychology, I have acquired more than four years of teaching experience in math, chemistry, organic chemistry, ESL, psychology and college prep skills. I have always had the mentality that you can do anything you set your mind to as long as you are willing. I wasn't always an A student or thought I was very smart. However, with determination and hard-working attitude, I adopted a individualized approach to learning.
Whether I am teaching chemistry or psychology, one of my main goals in a tutoring lesson is to challenge my students by assigning homework as extra practice. In addition, I encourage my students by switching the teacher and student roles, allowing them to teach me the concept and walk me step by step through their approach to a problem. Like Benjamin Franklin said, telling someone the answer doesn't get them to remember. However, teaching along with diligent practice and reiteration produces the fruit of learning.
Moreover, I understand that not everyone learns at the same pace or same teaching style. That is why I individualize my teaching lessons to meet each persons individual needs. In addition, I often ask for feedback and I never bill for a lesson in which the student or parent is not fully satisfied with my teaching.
While I do have a 24 hour cancellation policy, I try to be flexible with my time. So I do offer make-up sessions.
My main priority are my students. With that being said, I try and hold private lessons at the student's choice of location. In the past, I have held sessions at a library, Starbucks, Barnes and Noble and at student's homes.
I look forward to hearing from you and being apart of your journey to learning and success!
HobbiesWhen I'm not studying I love to read, watch movies, hang out with friends, shop and sing and dance.
Client Reviews (1)
Erica is a very helpful and thorough in her teaching! She would read over the questions and lesson the night before our session to make sure everything was covered. Material was always explained in a thoughtful, understanding way and never rushed through anything. She helped me get a perfect score on my final! She is an all-around wonderful person and I would highly recommend her! :)
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