Education*Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine 4.0
Master's; M.P.H, Public Health: Epidemiology, Health Education
* Newcomb College of Tulane University Bachelor of Science, B.S: Education & Psychology GPA- 3.8 Dean's Honor Scholarship 1993 – 1997
*Benjamin Franklin High School
*ACT 31 SAT 1320
*Kaplan Test Prep Services
ExperienceI truly enjoy teaching and have been passionately doing so since I was in the 8th grade. I spent 3 years teaching with the Summerbridge Breakthrough New Orleans Teaching Project and several years tutoring while in college and graduate school. While at Tulane, I created engaging and dynamic team-building, educational and health promotional activities in dormitories. At Kaplan, I provided instruction and mentoring of high school and college students in math, verbal, and study skills for ACT, SAT, and MCAT to improve test-taking skills. I have worked closely with learning specialists and others to enhance my educational strategies and techniques, as well as my time management and organizational skills. I am skilled at evaluating student's needs as well as teacher expectations and testing styles to ensure that the student not only learns the information, but can reproduce it successfully in the format necessary for the class. I can provide professional tutoring in academic skills, guidance, consultation and expertise related to school and personal development.
Specialties: Professional Certified Tutor, Teacher, Clinical Research, Customer Service, Education, Counseling
Usha, I want to thank you so very much for your assistance with helping Megan pass her Math GEE. Math has never come easy for Megan. With her special needs, it has always been a challenge in getting through to her to help her learn it. I felt you worked very well with her, keeping her on track, and letting her know that you were not going to give up on her. Due to your help, she was able to process the lessons in a way that made it easier for her to not only retain it, but able to pull it up when taking her test. Thanks to you we have finally passed and will be walking the stage June 6th to receive our diploma. Thank you!
-Mother of a special needs student
I truly greatly appreciate everything you are trying to do for him. I am truly blessed to have you as his teacher! I wish I had a teacher like you too! Thanks for being so patient and so dedicated. I truly appreciate it. We'll keep working on getting him back on track.
-Mother of a twelve-year old
Usha, We are thoroughly elated with the progress my daughter was able to accomplish on her ACT scores. Thank you so much for all of your hard work and efforts. Because of your teaching skills and understanding, she was able to do what her teachers said was nearly impossible!
The hard work really paid off and we can never thank you enough; in fact, I hope to be using your services in helping get her well-grounded for College. She has been officially offered one scholarship to a four year University and two other Universities assure me that they will be offering her merit scholarships as soon as they make it official.
I am attaching her ACT Scores before and after her studies with you.
October 2014 to February 2015.
English 16 up 5 pts 21
Math 13 up 4 pts 17
Reading 20 up 8 pts 28
Science 16 up 3 pts 19
Composite 16 up 5 pts 21
-Mother of a ACT Student
I improved on my ACT and now can get TOPS! My English went up 5 points and Science and Reading was good. Thanks so much for helping me!
I am very pleased with the results of our tutoring sessions. Usha's teaching approach was gentle and straight forward. She taught my daughter many creative methods of learning that has had an everlasting effect on her. It was a great investment.
-Mother of a 4th grader
Previous classmate of mine who excelled in all she did! he has a sharp mind, is an excellent communicator, and truly cares about doing the best job possible. You couldn't ask for a better tutor!
My son is actually smiling about math. Never seen that before!
-Parent of Eighth Grader
OMG I got a 91 out of 100 on my test that me and Usha studied for. :D I am sooo happy! She is a great tutor. I have her helping me right now and I'm making awesome grades now. She teaches me to study all kinds of different ways and she is really fun to be around. She is my tutor and friend now. I love her sooo much :D !
-Student Client of Two Years
She is great! My son really connects with her.
-Parent of Fifth Grader
Hobbies* Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
* Innovative planning and problem-solving acumen
* Aptitude to work effectively and efficiently in a team environment
* Scientific, analytical, and medical knowledge
* Positive attitude, resourcefulness, intelligence, self-confidence, and thirst for knowledge
* Results oriented leadership in medical office management
* Competence in financial evaluation, billing, personnel, purchasing, accounting, and marketing
* Ownership of quality initiatives and project plans
* Capacity to multitask priorities in high energy situations
* Excellent patient care on clinical trials
* Experienced in use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint
* Strong database and oral presentation skills
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