Che118b peer tutor Matthew: email@example.com
How I became a tutor:
As a first generation college student, I felt clueless coming in. I didn't even know what a premed was until after Freshmen year! Because of this lack of direction, I struggled academically. After a third consecutive mediocre performance on my Spring quarter finals, I had one of those quarter-life crises. "Am I a failure? What do I want to do with my life?" I asked myself. After some contemplation and research, I determined it would be something in the health professions. I did a quick google search. "Average GPA: 3.7???" I knew the first step was to improve academically. In that moment, a thought emerged from the subconscious, "What if you could get straight A's for the rest of college?" The idea fueled me with drive. That summer, I studied organic chemistry nearly every day to prepare for che118A (and I still got an A-, not an A lol). But more importantly, I studied how to study: spaced repetition, active studying, etc. Over that summer, I went from a C & B student to a straight-A student.
A year later, I was offered the position of organic chemistry tutor at AATC (the best job at Davis haha) and despite lacking any experience teaching, I took the job simply to boost my resume. However, I quickly fell in love with the process of tutoring and helping others achieve their goals. Today, my teaching experience includes over 2 years of AATC tutoring, peer tutoring/TA for bis 103 and che118abc for the last year, teaching the MCAT with The Princeton Review, and substantial one-on-one private tutoring.
-Eric Do, B.S. Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior in 2019.