I graduated from Clark University in 2002, did graduate work at UMass Medical and became a scientist in 2004. Until 2011, I worked in the labs of some of the hottest biotech startups in Boston helping to create medicines to help cancer patients, diabetics, and create general anti-pain drugs. I published and won awards for my research, but something was missing. I realized that the most fun part of my job was educating people about my research. Coming from a long line of teachers, I decided one day to go back to school and get my Masters in Education. I graduated from Salem State University with a Master of the Arts in Teaching Biology in 2011, got my teaching certifications, and started working in high schools soon after as a Biology and Chemistry teacher.
During the past 3 years, I have taught three levels of Biology, including MCAS directed, college prep, and AP. Also Evolution, Ecology, and Cell Biology. I have also taught Chemistry for the past two years. I have been tutoring Biology, Chemistry, SAT's, SSAT's, ACT's and Algebra/Pre-calculus for the past three years. All of the students I have tutored have seen significant improvement in their grades and subject understanding as a result of our lessons.
I believe that science is interesting and fun to learn. Sometimes, it is difficult for students to understand the relevance and importance of science in their lives and struggle with the material. As your tutor, I will help you to understand the intricacies of the subject and visualize the many connections that exist between the subtopics. I will also help you to develop the study skills and organization necessary for mastery of not just science, but also other information intensive topics.
I keep things loose and fun, but also focused. I like to keep my lessons stress free and relaxed. Please contact me if there is a way I can help you, your son or daughter, or anyone you know learn the awesomeness of science and math or help give you the edge to reach your SAT goals.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Clark University - Bachelor of Science, Molecular Biology
Graduate Degree: Salem State University - Master of Arts, MAT Biology
State Certified Teacher
Science!, Music, playing and recording (I play piano, guitar, bass, drums, sing, and clarinet) and listening (mainly indie rock, EDM, folk, pop, and alt), Movies (all sorts! I've seen thousands), Blogging (about science, film, and music), Skiing, Running,
High School Biology
High School Chemistry
SAT Subject Tests Prep