Saturday, March 21, 2015

Our Extraordinary Team : Serge Veretennikov

Serge Veretennikov is a UC Davis Alumni with a B.S. in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior. He is beginning medical school at the UC Davis School of Medicine in the fall of 2015. Serge believes his life purpose is to be a physician and later to teach at a medical school.

As a Russian immigrant, Serge understands the challenges many ELL children face in their attempt to stay motivated in school. His educational experience shows that doing well in school is something everyone can achieve as long as they work hard and do not give up.

He was one of the co-founders and later president of Tutors for a Change, a UC Davis organization that provides tutoring services to underserved high schools in the Sacramento area. These experiences have given him the opportunity to interact with and tutor individuals from various backgrounds. As a tutor, Serge connects with each and every one of his students to not just promote learning, but also to show that it can be fun. His philosophy is to look at each child as a unique individual before addressing him or her as a student.

He emphasizes the need for a balanced life when interacting with his students. “It is important to enjoy life and have family time along with work and another commitments.”

What is one surprising fact about you? 

One surprising fact that people do not know, until the meet me, is that I am 6'7".

If you had to eat one food for the rest of your life, what would you choose? 


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