Williams College, 2015, major in Biology with Biology Departmental Honors, graduated Cum Laude, Dean’s List 2011-2015, pre-medical coursework complete; score of 5 on AP exams in Chemistry, Biology, AB Calculus, BC Calculus, Statistics, and Literature and Composition; near perfect score of 35 on ACT; member of National Honor Society since 2009.
A native of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Becca developed her love of science at a young age and has long dreamed of going into medicine. While she fostered her love for science and medicine in both high school and college, it was during her time at Williams that she developed new passions in other subjects, for example, Global Health and Music. For Becca’s senior thesis, she studied the biological relevance of small molecule inhibitors developed in her lab. Since graduating, she has been working as a Medical Assistant for Tribeca Pediatrics in New York.
In high school, she tutored her peers one-on-one in coursework and exam preparation. In college, she delved into community service events that had teaching components that she found particularly rewarding. During two springs she tutored after-school science programs at the Williamstown local elementary school. For four years she also worked at William’s Math and Science Resource Center (MSRC) as a tutor in Biology, Organic and Physical Chemistry and as a mentor for specific courses, assisting students with homework problems, lab work, and general concept comprehension. For Competitive Edge, Becca focuses on Biology, Chemistry, and ACT Test Preparation.
In order to ensure the success of her students, she spends time, particularly at their initial meeting, learning the manner in which he or she best absorbs information. She teaches by asking questions and guiding students in the right direction to find correct answers. Becca also believes that allowing students to teach the teacher is an invaluable tool that offers both a sense of empowerment to the student and also elucidates how much material they are fully grasping.
In her free time, you can find her playing soccer, playing and listening to music, and frequenting as many boutique coffee shops as she can.