I recently graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S. in Neuroscience, and I am currently taking a gap year while applying to medical school. I'm using my newfound free time to tutor, volunteer, and travel--I just returned from an amazing trip to Australia and Fiji and I hope to make it to Europe next summer. I love science and teaching, and I have several years of experience tutoring students in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. During my senior year of college, I was employed as a Physics Learning Assistant by the University Physics Department. In this role, I was responsible for holding office hours and leading review sessions for the 400+ students enrolled in Physics II. I also have two years of experience tutoring college Chemistry (General, Organic I, and Organic II) through the University's Science Learning Center. As a chemistry study group leader, I led groups of 13 students in weekly review sessions to help them understand the material. These positions gave me the opportunity to receive training on student learning and how to best present new information. While I enjoy working with students in all areas of science, my favorite subject to tutor is Chemistry--these classes cover so many topics and I love watching all the pieces click for a student. Since I have worked with such large groups in the past, my teaching style relies on explaining concepts in as many unique ways as possible until the student understands. This often requires breaking information down to its most elemental parts and then slowly building it back up. When I'm not teaching, I love running, reading, hanging out at the beach, and watching Michigan football/basketball (Go Blue!).
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Michigan - Bachelor of Science, Neuroscience
Reading, writing, running, traveling