I am currently pursuing my Masters in Public Health at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. I received my B.A. in Psychology and Environmental Studies at Wesleyan University. In high school, I was selected by my teachers to tutor classmates in Chemistry, Physics, and Geometry. I helped students with homework problems and with test preparation (both for in-class exams and for the SAT Subject Tests). As an undergraduate, I was a teaching assistant for introductory Russian, and worked with students both in group and in individual sessions.
My academic background is varied, and thus I am able to tutor students in a range of topics, including Environmental Science, Biology, Psychology, Statistics, French, Russian, English Language and Literature, and exam preparation (SAT, ACT, AP and GRE). My favorite topics to tutor in are Biology and Environmental Science, since I love sharing my interest in the science and using it to help students better understand and enjoy these exciting fields.
My teaching philosophy is best summarized as "show not tell" -- I find that guiding students such that they can arrive at the answers themselves, rather than just explaining the problem, helps them fully realize their potential for success. When I'm not learning or teaching, I spend my time reading, running and baking.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Wesleyan University - Bachelor in Arts, Psychology, Environmental Studies
Graduate Degree: Columbia University in the City of New York - Masters, Public Health
ACT Composite: 34
ACT English: 35
ACT Math: 32
ACT Reading: 34
ACT Science: 36
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1500
SAT Math: 720
SAT Verbal: 720
SAT Writing: 720
GRE Quantitative: 158
GRE Verbal: 169
I spend my time reading, running and baking.
High School Biology
High School English
Study Skills and Organization