I tutor because I know what it’s like to struggle in school. I’ll never forget the day my high school counselor told me I might never go to college. Her words stung, but the inspiration the words gave me is irreplaceable.
She drove me to succeed. My new found motivation propelled me from a C student to the top ten percent of my graduating high school class. From there I began my degree in Biochemistry at Western Washington University, which I will receive in June 2015.
I tutor chemistry, physics, biology and math. I also provide test prep for the SAT and MCAT. I have worked at my university’s tutoring center for over a year. This taught me to teach quickly and effectively. I never had more than 15 minutes with a student, but my job depended on my ability to help them understand a concept, whether it was algebra or organic chemistry. I also worked with the Compass 2 Campus program, where I tutored and mentored middle school students from low-income schools.
I always like to get to know the students I work with. I love hearing about their goals and interests. It allows me to tailor my style to each individual student, and make coursework relevant to them. I hold all my students to high standards, but I give everything I’ve got to make sure they achieve them.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Western Washington University - Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry
MCAT Verbal Reasoning: 11
MCAT Physical Sciences: 13
MCAT Biological Sciences: 12
When not studying or tutoring I enjoying biking, swimming, watching movies and writing.
MCAT Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills
High School Biology
High School Chemistry
High School Physics
Middle School Science
SAT Subject Tests Prep
What is your teaching philosophy?
Students should be challenged and held to high expectations, but tutors should do everything they can to ensure their students meet those standards.