Victor Pena

Victor P.

Austin, TX
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
I hold a bachelor's degree in Biology which included the study of Vertebrates, Microbiology, Ecology and many other core subjects.

My Biology Senior Thesis was honored by the Sigma Xi Science Honor Society. Part of my thesis included teaching and the creation of didactic materials for future students.

Moreover, I hold a Medical Degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and have 9 years of clinical experience in medicine, surgery and many of its various sub-specialties.

Finally, I continue to enjoy a life-long fascination with life in all of its forms and I am currently working on a multi-part documentary I am making of wildlife for my toddler daughters to one day watch and learn to appreciate the life around us.

About Victor P.

Learning and sharing knowledge are my life. As a medical doctor, surgeon and health coach I've done plenty of studying, learning from others, teaching, explaining, listening and communicating effectively. As a tutor I look forward to getting to know your unique way of thinking about your particular academic challenge.

I am highly flexible and contactable. I only keep a small and select group of students that I know well and go the extra mile for. This enables me to adapt to their style and needs.

As a surgeon I've had to explain very complex medical concepts to people of all ages and walks of life, often in challenging and emotionally-charged circumstances. This has honed my communication skills and heightened the satisfaction I get from getting a concept across to my student and ultimately watching him/her master it.

Einstein once wrote, "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all art and science." I believe the mysterious is beautiful because it dares us to understand it. All humans are experts at understanding. I love proving this to each and every one of my students.

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Education

Medical Degree: M.D. [M.B., B.Ch., B.A.O.]
Aug 1996 - May 2002

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Bachelor of Arts, Biology
Aug 1991 - May 1995

Hamilton College

Languages

Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Health Coach
Sep 2014

American Council on Exercise

The current gold standard in evidence-based health coach training. The only health coach certification accredited by the NCCA (National Commission for Certifying Agencies).
Precision Nutrition Coach
May 2014

Precision Nutrition

Professional, research-driven sport & exercise nutrition. American College of Sports Medicine-approved. National Academy of Sports Medicine-approved. American Council on Exercise-approved.

Awards

Sigma Xi Certificate of Recognition
Apr 1995

Sigma Xi Research Honor Society

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