Going to Virginia Tech for a Bachelor of Science in Psychology gave me the keys to a thrilling variety of courses and the ability to see them all through the lenses of learning, human nature, art, and science. Before that, I also earned an Associate of Science in Mathematics at Northern Virginia Community College. I'm also a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.
In graduate school, I continued to follow my passions by earning a Graduate Certificate in Computational Social Science at George Mason University. Most recently I have been working on a Master of Science in Interactive Media and Game Development at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. At the moment I'm developing a computer game about wasps and ecosystems.
From many perspectives, science and art are quite distinct, but as a teacher, psychologist, and designer, I see them intersect daily.
I am very grateful to have benefitted from a variety of courses and instructional environments. Since my first day with a bag of big pencils as a little child, I have attended 14 different schools full-time in three different countries and three different languages. The languages were English, German, and French - I've also studied Latin and Italian.
As my student, you find not only a sympathetic ear, but also experience from what is approaching four years of tutoring K-12 topics and preparing students for high school admissions. Although Psychology is indeed a science (as I do love to convince anyone who says otherwise), my forte is, I confess, less in the physical sciences than in the areas of mathematics, logic, programming, critical thinking, reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, and writing. I do have experience helping students with just about the whole gamut of topics, and I love to teach math up through Calculus. Variety is a perk of being a tutor, so I'm always learning and excited to conquer new areas. I believe in my students the same way I have learned to believe in myself.
Undergraduate Degree: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - Bachelor of Science, Psychology
Graduate Degree: Worcester Polytechnic Institute - Master of Science, Interactive Media and Game Development
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1510
SAT Math: 710
SAT Verbal: 750
SAT Writing: 720
Writing, Music, Coding, Ecology
Elementary School Math
High School English
Mac Basic Computer Skills
Technology and Coding