Pavan S.

  • Peer Tutor

Education & Training

  • molecular biology major with a biochemistry focus on a pre-med track; chemistry and neuroscience minors; Conceptual Foundations of Medicine Certificate
  • High achievement in BIOSC 0160 (with Dr. Damiani)
  • High achievement in BIOSC 0350 (with Dr. Jacobson)
  • High achievement in STAT 1000 (with Dr. Noroski)

Research Interests

Courses supported: BIOSC 0160, BIOSC 0350, STAT 1000
Post-graduation goal: I plan to go to medical school, though I don't know what kind of doctor I want to be just yet.

Area of Study

Biological Sciences

Tutoring Course numbers

BIOSC 0160
BIOSC 0350
STAT 1000

Post- Graduation Plan

Medical School

Why did you become a tutor?
In high school, I often had people coming up to me asking for help with homework problems or weird concepts - so I figured, why not make a thing of it? Though I wasn't able to make much of peer tutoring in high school, I decided to give it a shot again now, with more difficult subjects and a larger student body. I'm looking forward to helping people learn and work through difficulties.

What is your favorite thing about the subject in which you tutor?
Biological sciences are intriguing in general - none more so than genetics and the secrets of life itself. We live in an era where information is more readily available than ever - and the limits of our knowledge are being pushed further every day, as new research is done. My favorite part of bio is the constant feeling of, "What can we find out?" and finding new topics to pique my interest.

What is the best study tip you have for a student taking one of the courses you tutor?
Taking notes in class is always a good tip, but reviewing those notes afterwards, maybe transcribing them to notecards, and breaking them down to concepts is probably the best possible way to really understand what's been taught. Most of all, go to lecture, and take notes.

Why should students come to Study Lab?
Asking for help is the best thing anyone can do if they don't know the answer.