My passion is teaching science - I find helping students learn hugely rewarding.
I completed an undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences at Cambridge University (UK), which gave me the fabulous opportunity to study a broad range of sciences in detail. I completed my teaching degree at Oxford University (UK) a couple of years later. Having completed my teaching qualifications, I had a number of very rewarding years teaching Biology and Chemistry to high school students before moving to Seattle for my husband's job in 2008. In addition to my teaching experience, I have tutored a number of students in the UK, adapting my tutoring to work well with a student's individual learning style. Since residing in Seattle, I have volunteered at the library and zoo, and I have helped at a homework club at the local YMCA dealing with a range of age groups and subjects, encouraging students to achieve their full potential
I am currently staying at home with my two little girls. It has been a real adventure finding new and interesting ways to explain the world around us in the simplest language to my young children. I enjoy the questions they ask when their concepts of how things work are just forming. I try to encourage the students I tutor to ask "why?" and give them the confidence to undertake their own independent research.
I enjoy spending time in the great outdoors that the Pacific Northwest offers; I also love reading, singing, playing netball, and spending time with my family. I have recently taken up running and enjoy the challenges it presents.
Education & Certification
Graduate Degree: University of Cambridge - Master of Arts, Zoology
Singing, reading, running.
Anatomy & Physiology
High School Biology
High School Chemistry