I enjoy working with students to meet their personal academic goals. My approach to test prep starts with a thorough review of the material to refresh any topics that might be weak. Then we complete a variety of practice problems to familiarize the student with the format of the exam and the common tricky situations.
I earned a PhD in biomedical engineering from The University of Michigan in 2013. I have since started a nonprofit organization which focuses on developing low-cost sustainable agriculture practices.
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor - Bachelors, Biomedical Engineering
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor - PhD, Biomedical Engineering
College Computer Science
High School Computer Science
Technology and Computer Science
What is your teaching philosophy?
Practice leads to mastery.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Discuss prior performance and future goals. Review the basics to identify any weak areas. Put together a plan of attack.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Break the skill or concept down into very simple steps. If a student is particularly struggling in a certain area, I try to find out if there is a root weak area that is contributing to the confusion. Fixing the root usually resolves the issue.