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Eugene Skrypkin
; Math, 1, 4, 5, 6

I graduated with honors from Hunter College, CUNY in 2009. I am also a former medical student, who decided that his real passion is to teach and made a career change. Medicine is a fascinating field; I however, came to an important realization that I enjoy discovering new knowledge and sharing it with my students the most. Opportunity to interact with pupils is what makes teaching unique. It is simply the joy of seeing success in the classroom that drives me to be an educator. I also, like many other teachers, gain additional insights into the topic at hand, while explaining it. This leads to new questions and answers, which in their turn, result in a more advanced grasp of the subject.

In the past, I have worked for two colleges as well as an after school program. Currently, I am continuing my higher education via working towards Master's as well as PhD degrees in Chemistry. My experience as an educator ranges from middle school to college students. I have done group as well as one-to-one tutoring in Math and Chemistry at Hunter and York Colleges in New York City. I have assisted a number of Hunter College professors in teaching math classes. I have also worked for an after school program for underprivileged children which is a part of a well-known non-profit Harlem Children's Zone. I was a Tutor of Math and Science at this organization, however, I have also had an opportunity to teach preparation for CUNY's COMPASS Test, basic programming of Arduino microcontrollers, as well as introductory electronic engineering. During my career as an educator, I have worked with classes ranging from a few to over thirty students.

I am interested in making a difference and have a history of inspiring students not only to enjoy Mathematics and natural sciences, but also of helping them choose career in these fields. The key is to make a student feel that the subject is interesting and accessible regardless of his or her previous experience with it. Teaching basic organizational skills plays an important role as well. Having a textbook, notebook, and doing assignments neatly and in a timely manner, is crucial. In my view, education is a key to success of the new generation and leaving imprint on young minds along the way is a reward in itself.