Chemistry is complex but doesn’t have to be difficult. As both a student of Chemistry and a Chemistry department tutor while in college, conquering this demanding subject requires the right mindset and tools. As a tutor, students sought out my services to help understand key concepts, homework practice problems, exams, and lab write-ups. My experience tutoring a diverse group of Chemistry students allows me to know where the difficulties lie, where students typically fall behind, and the pitfalls that creep up on exams.
My tutoring style deconstructs concepts in a way that students can personally relate to, and by using visual analogies, I demystify the math between the atoms while not reinforcing memorization like many instructors. Because of my success, my students often told me that I should be the teacher. So I decided to do just that and am now on the fast track to become a high school Chemistry teacher.
After college, I worked at a pathology company preparing and screening cytology specimens for the presence of cancer. While I found the work rewarding, it was largely unfulfilling. Tutoring and teaching are my passion, but in my free time I also enjoy backpacking, kayaking, and tennis.
Whatever your chemistry challenge, I am happy and able to help you meet your unique needs.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Washington State University - Bachelor of Science, Genetics and Cell Biology
Teaching, backpacking, kayaking, and tennis.