I have a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Bioengineering from Rice University and Johns Hopkins University, respectively. My passion is global health and I'm interested in developing engineering solutions to meet clinical needs in low-resource settings.
I enjoy teaching and have worked as a tutor, presentations coach, and design team mentor for high school and college students.
Rice University - BS, Bioengineering
Johns Hopkins University - MSE, Bioengineering Innovation & Design
ACT Composite: 35
ACT English: 35
ACT Math: 35
ACT Reading: 36
ACT Science: 32
SAT Composite: 2340
SAT Math: 780
SAT Verbal: 800
SAT Writing: 760
GRE Quantitative: 164
GRE Verbal: 168
SAT Subject Tests Prep
What is your teaching philosophy?
Ask questions and find creative ways to tackle problems.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I'd ask the student about which areas he/she feels the least comfortable. We'd then go through several practice questions in those areas. I'll take notes on concepts that present challenges and use that to prepare review materials for the next session.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
The student should take the lead as we work through questions.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Lots of positive reinforcement. I'll also keep track of the kinds of questions the student initially found challenging, so I can show him/her our progress over the course of several sessions.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I would encourage the student to try to explain what he/she finds confusing. I'd go through several questions in that skill/concept area and talk through my thought process, and then ask the student to do the same.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
We'd start by reading through the passage together and coming up with our own summary.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
Lots of practice problems. I'd then ask the student to talk through the concepts as if he/she were teaching me.