I attended Campbell University and studied Biochemistry for undergrad, followed by medical school at Saint Louis University in Missouri. I started teaching Vacation Bible School when I was 13 and have continued teaching in many avenues, including swim lessons, CPR, and tutoring when I was in college. While I do my best to fit my style to the student and subject, I enjoy an interactive style with lots of questions and discussion the most. In my free time I enjoy sewing, knitting, and swing dancing. I love the outdoors, and go camping and hiking every chance I get. Running and yoga are my favorite ways to stay healthy.
Campbell University - BS, Biochemistry
Saint Louis University-Main Campus - MD, Medicine
SAT Composite: 1460
SAT Math: 710
SAT Verbal: 750
What is your teaching philosophy?
If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime. I see my role as helping students find their best learning methods.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Ask questions about their learning style and go over materials from their class. I like to use my own sources if they have trouble with the class materials.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
My approach is to teach the student my methods for learning and retaining material, as well as the facts and formulas.