I graduated in 2011 from Vassar College. Although I went into college expecting to major in History, my favorite high school subject, one of my freshman courses was in the Earth Sciences department and I quickly changed course. After graduation, I attended graduate school at the University of California Riverside in Geophysics, specializing in modeling earthquakes. Graduate school afforded me the opportunity to teach discussion sections as a Teachers Assistant, and I found that I loved working with the students one on one and in groups to further their knowledge of science. Often, I would also work with my students on writing, so they could communicate their ideas more clearly, and on math, which I feel is a necessary skill to understand the world around us. I also had the opportunity to work with middle school-aged children for outreach events and found that equally rewarding. I found that patience and building on the basics were vital to learning for students of any age, and I prefer strengthening a student's grasp of underlying concepts, then letting them learn to make the necessary connections, to rote memorization. I am happy to tutor students in math of various levels, the sciences, history, and English - both reading and writing skills - but I have a special passion for science. In my spare time, I read probably too many books, listen to recordings of Broadway musicals, and play with my small menagerie of pets.
Vassar College - Bachelors, Earth Sciences
AP US History
College Level American History
High School English
High School Level American History