Samantha K.

  • Peer Tutor

Education & Training

  • microbiology and communications and rhetoric major, chemistry minor, Children's Literature and Conceptual Foundations of Medicine certificates
  • High Academic Achievement in CHEM 0120 (with Dr. Fortney)
  • High Academic Achievement in CHEM 0310 (with Dr. Fortney)
  • High Academic Achievement in BIOSC 0150 (with Dr. Roberts)
  • High Academic Achievement in BIOSC 0160 (with Dr. O'Reilly)
  • High Academic Achievement in BIOSC 1850 (with Dr. Damiani)
  • High Academic Achievement in PHYS 0110 (with Dr. Pardo)
  • Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for BIOSC 0150 (for Dr. Roberts)
  • Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for BIOSC 1850 (for Dr. Damiani)

Research Interests

Courses supported: CHEM 0120,CHEM 0310, BIOSC 0150, BIOSC 0160, BIOSC 1850, PHYS 0110 
Post-graduation goal:  Medical School

Area of Study

Chemistry
Physics
Biological Sciences

Tutoring Course numbers

CHEM 0120
CHEM 0310
BIOSC 0150
BIOSC 0160
BIOSC 1850
PHYS 0110

Post- Graduation Plan

Medical School

Why did you become a tutor?
I became a tutor to better understand the material I have learned and develop better interpersonal communication/leadership skills.

What is your favorite thing about the subject in which you tutor? 
I love the applicability of the biological sciences and how the "little things" can be seen in our daily lives like how mitochondrial function and exercise are closely interlocked. I enjoy how physics explains all of the simple phenomena we see in daily life.

What is the best study tip you have for a student taking one of the courses you tutor? 
Don't underestimate the difficulty; the earlier you begin to prepare for exams/quizzes the less you have to cram before that exam and the final.