I graduated from Princeton University in 2015 with a BSE in Chemical and Biological Engineering and a certificate in German Language and Culture. I am currently working as a research associate for the University of Michigan Medical School in the Molecular and Integrative Physiology department.
I have experience tutoring students of all ages, ranging from 1st grade to graduate school. I differentiate my tutoring strategies according to each individual's needs. My favorite subjects are math (from arithmetic to AP calculus), SAT test prep, chemistry, biology, reading, and writing.
I am very passionate about learning and enjoy tutoring because I know how it feels to be a busy student who needs some extra help. As a tutor, I am very patient and will work with you to develop the skills you need to problem-solve, whether you are trying to ace your midterm or get a personal best on the SAT. In my opinion, it's all about learning how to approach a problem and gain the confidence you need to succeed.
In my free time, I enjoy singing and playing trumpet and piano. I was a member of an all-female a cappella group at Princeton and I also played trumpet in the jazz band and pit orchestra. In high school, I played basketball, but after realizing I was too short to play seriously, I took up long-distance running as my new hobby. I look forward to working with you!
Princeton University - BSE, Chemical and Biological Engineering
SAT Composite: 2260
SAT Math: 770
SAT Verbal: 720
SAT Writing: 770
SAT Mathematics Level 2: 800
SAT Subject Test in Physics: 720
Elementary School Math
High School Biology
High School Chemistry
High School English
What is your teaching philosophy?
My philosophy is that, with the proper individual attention and positive attitude, any student can succeed. I can help the student master the techniques that sometimes fly by too quickly in the classroom.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
In a typical first session, I would try to get a good sense of a student's strengths and weaknesses, as well as his or her learning style. This information is very important for using the right strategies for that individual.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
It is often important to relate the material to problems in everyday life. When a student sees how the information can be useful, it is easier to keep motivation high. Also, I like to make tutoring sessions fun and interactive to engage the student.