I'm Ming. I recently graduated summa cum laude from SUNY Geneseo with a B.S. in Biochemistry. I’m in my gap year before entering medical school. I want to do something meaningful and non-medically related besides going to the interviews. Tutoring seems like an obvious choice for me because I truly enjoy sharing my knowledge and experiences with others in academics, volunteering, and research.
I learned in-depth math and science knowledge in China until the age of 17 when I immigrated to the states. Hoping to help my friends and to learn English, I volunteered to tutor my high school classmates Algebra II every day for a year. After taking the SAT three times with 200 points improvement each time, I was accepted into SUNY Geneseo. I tutored a friend of mine SAT math and verbal in the summer of my freshman year. During the next two years, I tutored students from the beginner and the intermediate Chinese classes weekly. The connections I made between English and Chinese made it easier for many of my students to learn Chinese. During my last semester at Geneseo, I worked as a University Lab Instructor for the freshman biology lab. I went out of my way to make my class interesting at 8 AM by connecting the basic scientific concepts with real-world applications. Outside of class, I was a mentor and a friend to my students.
Seven years ago, when I told my friends that I wanted to be a doctor, they laughed and said I could barely speak English. Now, I have been accepted into SUNY Upstate Medical University after taking the MCAT twice. I made it this far through perseverance and I empowered my students with the same spirit. I always strive to not only teach my students the materials but also to help them achieve greater goals in life. Take a class with me to show all the naysayers in your life what you are made of.
SUNY College at Geneseo