Hello! I am an experienced educator looking to help you (or your student) gain confidence, mastery, and a love of learning. I have worked with all ages as a teacher, tutor, camp counselor, and mentor.
I have experience teaching 7th and 8th-grade science, and 4th - 6th grade. (I taught for 5 years.) In college and when I was teaching, I was also tutoring (10 total years)! I have tutored high school students and middle school students, primarily.
I love working with neurodivergent students (ADHD, ADD) and have great strategies that can help ALL kinds of kids learn. I love that tutoring can give students that extra time to understand a topic in their own way and gain confidence that they are capable of learning ANYTHING they set their mind to. A growth mindset is central to my tutoring, as well as connecting topics to student interests.
Not only do I LOVE science, but it has been woven into almost every part of my career for over a decade!
I have my Bachelor's degree in Biology. During university, I completed ecology research in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands at the UNC field research center. In my final semester, I student-taught high school Biology. I also received a distinguished designation on my Biology Praxis exam, meaning my score was in the top 10% of all test-takers that year.
After graduation, I taught 7th and 8th-grade science (which includes chemistry, physics, and biology topics) as well as ran a school garden and health club. Then, I developed and implemented the 4th-6th grade curriculum at the next (Montessori) school I taught at before developing and implementing a project-based learning curriculum for 7th and 8th grade in the middle school. I have tutored students in almost all of the sciences, and I have a passion for science.
I love reading, writing, and have a ton of experience teaching essay writing and writing in general.
I received my minor in English Literature from UNC-Chapel Hill. I received a perfect score on the writing portion of the SAT when I took it as well. I tutored high school students in writing and college essay writing. I also developed and taught a 4th - 6th grade writing curriculum. I have experience with poetry, creative writing, academic writing, essay writing, persuasive writing, etc.
Please contact me if you are interested in working together! I look forward to learning more about your goals and helping you to achieve them.
Undergraduate Degree: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Bachelor in Arts, Biology, General
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Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Science
Elementary School Writing
High School Biology
High School English
High School Physics
High School Writing
Middle School English
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Science
Middle School Social Studies
Middle School Writing