I obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry from Florida State University. During my time at Florida State, I worked as a Teaching Assistant for the FSU Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry. I spent my time teaching for the Organic Chemistry Laboratory course, as it is my favorite subject. I also have worked tutoring pre-medical and pre-pharmacy students in all of the prerequisite science courses for their respective school.
I have found that the best way to tutor a student is to address each students needs and gain an understanding of their unique thought process; nobody solves a problem the exact same way. With many educational institutions adapting a philosophy of "teaching to the test" rather than an understanding, I feel an individualistic approach is the best way to complement this paradigm.
When I am not working, I enjoy working on my project car, swimming, and running.
Undergraduate Degree: Florida State University - Bachelor of Science, Chemistry and Biochemistry
my project car, swimming, and running.
What is your teaching philosophy?
Students learn best when they begin to feel comfortable with a subject. I start by comparing difficult and intimidating topics into everyday life situations that everyone has experienced. Chemical interactions can be compared to walking in the mall with friends. Calculus is much less intimidating when students realize they've been doing it since elementary school when they learned to play catch! Once a solid foundation and the student becomes comfortable with the subject, concepts can be expanded upon from there.