All of our tutors have impressive backgrounds, and still make time for enriching hobbies and recreational activities. Our Tutor of the Month, Kim B. tutors our students in Geometry, Biology and Anatomy & Physiology. She is a teacher, tutor, homeschool mom and an overall science buff. Kim obtained a degree in Chemistry from Eastern Nazarene College and a Ph.D. in Molecular Medicine and Translational Science from Wake Forest University. In her spare time she loves all things related to photography, watching and playing tennis, and reading Agatha Christie mysteries. Read more about Kim B. below!
I found Tutor.com while searching the Internet for my life Plan “C”; after all, your best job fit is rarely the first job. I had been in medical school, but was struggling to be a good clinician after I had my first child. I decided I needed a flexible, part-time arrangement so I could stay home with my little ones. I’ve been an in-person tutor since I was in high school myself, but I continue to love the great flexibility and variety of work I have with online tutoring.
What is your favorite part of tutoring?
The very best thing about the job is that I’m always learning something new. Working with students in different subjects and levels of mastery means that I often get challenged to think about things I haven’t thought about in a long time, or I am inspired to see a problem in a new way. Tutoring refuels my love of learning and I hope that I can pass that along to the students I see!
What’s your best homework or study tip?
My favorite learning and study tip: make yourself find something personally interesting in any class you take. It might take a little digging, but once you make that personal connection to a subject, you will retain information much better. Don’t be afraid of a challenge and don’t let your grades dictate what you are “good” at. You can learn and do more than you realize!