I am from Portland, Oregon! I am a mechanical engineering graduate from Carnegie Mellon University. I spent my summer after graduation traveling all over the world. I love to draw, paint and get hands on with DIY projects, and love to learn foreign languages and cultures as well. I am an avid swimmer and runner and love the outdoors!
Carnegie Mellon University - Bachelors, Mechanical Engineering
SAT Composite: 2200
SAT Math: 740
SAT Writing: 730
SAT Mathematics Level 2: 800
SAT Subject Test in Chemistry: 770
SAT Subject Test in Spanish: 700
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Science
Elementary School Writing
High School Biology
Mandarin Chinese 1
Mandarin Chinese 3
Middle School Science
SAT Subject Test in Spanish with Listening
SAT Subject Tests Prep
Study Skills and Organization
What is your teaching philosophy?
I have taught swim lessons for 4 years and tutored elementary school students all the way up to college students, in subjects ranging from history to math to English. I believe in tailoring lessons to a student's needs and relating problems to real-world situations to give subjects relevance.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I have a bunch of studying and problem-solving strategies that I hope to pass along to students!
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
It's important to recognize the purpose of a reading comprehension assignment prior to reading. This helps establish context for the problem.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
I would practice fundamental concepts and other problems to ensure they know the material.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
I always ask what the student thinks they want to focus on, and walk through the problems step-by-step to assess if there are other things the student needs help with.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
I would go over similar problems with the student to see if they can implement the strategies we went over to different scenarios.