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
Q & A
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.