I completed a degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Reed College in Portland, OR and am currently preparing applications to graduate level chemistry programs. While at Reed, I was nominated by the faculty members of my university to tutor other college students through the Academic Support Center. At the same time, I began tutoring high school students in chemistry, biology, and mathematics. With three years tutoring experience, I have developed a teaching philosophy focused on meeting the student where they are. I believe that students struggling with a subject are not "bad at it", they just have not found the right approach. My job is to help each student master the material at hand by exploring different learning styles and techniques. Though I tutor a variety of subjects including Latin, chemistry, biology, and math, my favorite subject to tutor is organic chemistry. Organic chemistry problem sets have always felt more like logic puzzles than homework. When I am not tutoring, I enjoy scuba diving off the coast and sitting down with a good book and cup of tea.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Reed College - Bachelor in Arts, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
SCUBA, hiking, nature, backpacking, books, comics
High School Biology
High School Chemistry