I recently left my post as a graduate student and researcher at Stanford University to pursue a career in medicine. My educational journey has been a long one, but I've always loved learning and that love has kept me in school (whether for better or worse :P) for more years than I can count. Though I don't plan on being a student forever, the time that I've spent preparing for college, graduate school, and now medical school has reminded me of how enabling a strong academic record can be.
I've been tutoring since I was in high school and have worked with students at every level of education. I specialize in teaching from a very fundamental perspective and in building concepts from the ground up but also enjoy helping students to "just get done" with their homework. Though I'm particularly fond of math and science, I can provide assistance in almost any subject (from Latin to world geography to art history), and can also help in preparing students for standardized tests such as the SAT, GRE, and MCAT.
Above all though, my approach to tutoring is simply about having fun and inspiring students to do their best. Assignments and tests are really just chances for students to demonstrate how much they already know, and allowing each student to shine at his or her brightest is what tutoring is all about.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: The University of Texas at Austin - Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering
Graduate Degree: Stanford University - Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1580
SAT Math: 800
SAT Verbal: 780
SAT Mathematics Level 2: 800
SAT Physics: 780
Reading, Independent Film, Snowboarding
Anatomy & Physiology
High School Biology
High School Chemistry
High School English
High School Physics
MCAT Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior