I have a BS in Mathematics and a Master's Degree in Biochemistry.
I am focused on providing a solid grounding in Algebra, Calculus, and Chemistry because mastery of the basics are so critical for mastery at higher levels.
Although Chemistry and Math are my passions, I also love helping students of all ages and in all areas of study. I particularly enjoy working with younger elementary students in subjects such as math and reading. I think that helping students who are stuggling is especially rewarding. Helping students move from a point of frustration to a feeling of understanding is a great feeling.
Most of the time, students seek out tutors because they are not "getting it" meaning they are not mastering the material. This is many times due to the way the material is presented. For this reason, I find it is important to be able present material in multiple styles so that my teaching style matches the students learning style. This is something classroom teach just don't have the time to do.
I have a love for mathematics because there is a beauty to mathematics that is just not there in other subjects. It always makes sense and if for some reason it doesn't for a student, it is because the student has lost one or more of their tools. I will help you get the tools you need. I also tutor chemistry and I find chemistry students have similar issues.
What makes mathematics and chemistry so satisfying to tutor is that when you give the student the tools they need, you get to hear that "Aha" which sometimes just comes as a small gasp.
In my free time, I run and cross-train because a strong body makes for a strong, clear mind.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: The University of Texas at Arlington - Bachelor of Science, Mathematics
Graduate Degree: North Carolina State University at Raleigh - Master of Science, Biochemistry