I am a graduate student in biological anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. I moved here from Kansas City (grew up in Central KS) to attend school though I come from a family of Packers fans. My graduate research is very multi-disciplinary covering content in anthropology, biology, psychology, neuroscience, and some public health as well. As an undergraduate, I did a double major in Anthropology and Theatre & Film then went back to school to do pre-medicine and molecular biosciences. Prior to my emergence as a teacher, I was a phlebotomist for several years and worked in a research laboratory for the University of Kansas Medical Center. Outside of working as a teaching assistant and my own classes, I function as the president of the Anthropology Student Union, take dance classes, watch Mad Men and Game of Thrones, and try to keep up with my favorites sports teams.
I enjoy tutoring because I get the opportunity to do more as a mentor. As a tutor, I want to help the student learn new concepts while also teaching them study skills that are usually not taught in a classroom but only get better with practice. My teaching philosophy is to encourage the student to be confident with the material versus striving for perfect memorization. Different individuals learn some things better than others and it is about finding a way to make that information important or real based on your personal memory recall. For example, do not ever make me change a tire... Though I have seen it done multiple times, I never had to do it myself so I never learned!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Kansas - Bachelor of Science, Anthropology/molecular biosciences/pre-med/theatre & Film
Graduate Degree: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee - Master of Science, Anthropology
Dance, Mad Men, yoga, gardening, reading, and writing.
Anatomy & Physiology
Elementary School Math
High School Biology
High School Chemistry
High School English