I graduated from the University of San Francisco with a B.A. in English in spring of 2014. My focus was on creative writing, which happens to also be my primary passion. I also earned a minor in urban agriculture. As a recent graduate, I am taking a break from school to live and work in the city; but I continue to practice my writing both for fun and professionally. Besides literature and writing, I am interested in both math and science. I think subjects such as algebra and geometry provide important exercises in logical reasoning. As the son of a professor of environmental studies, I am deeply ingrained with an appreciation for the natural world, and a love for learning about plants, animals and their habitats. I think earth sciences and biology are particularly important given the state of the world today.
I believe that an academic education provides an important foundation on which to build one's life path, but I also think that learning is a life long process, and should be engaging and exciting rather than feeling like a tedious chore. When working with students, I try to learn what they are most interested in to see if I can relate that to the subject matter they need help with.
When I'm not reading or writing I like to ride my bike, work in gardens, camp along the coast, ski and scuba dive when I get the chance.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of San Francisco - Bachelor in Arts, English
ACT English: 30
ACT Reading: 32
When I’m not reading or writing I like to ride my bike, work in gardens, camp along the coast, ski and scuba dive when I get the chance.
Elementary School Math
High School Biology
High School Chemistry
High School English
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
Learning should be fun! There's no reason why we shouldn't play games and laugh as we learn.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Read more! Remember that practice makes perfect. I would take turns reading aloud with the student and having them paraphrase along the way.