I am a patient and effective tutor with a wide variety of experiences and interests. Right out of high school, I spent about 6 years in the Army National Guard where I learned to lead and interact with many different kinds of people in varied situations. After receiving my degree in Nutrition and Fitness from the University of Missouri - Columbia, I finished my contract with the Army and then spent a few years developing hands-on skills as a small scale organic farmer. To compliment my gardening and farming projects, I have also decided to pursue additional education in the medical field. I am in the process of looking for nursing programs and acquiring a second Bachelor's degree in Nursing. Currently the subjects I am tutoring are science-related - Chemistry, Microbiology, and Anatomy & Physiology to name a few. Because of my current endeavors in the medical field, these subjects are fresh! I am able to explain them to students in a fluent and straightforward way to make our sessions enjoyable and successful. A little more info about myself: I really love music and enjoy listening to and playing a variety of genres including Rock, Funk and Blues. I have instructed guitar and electric bass for the past 3-4 years on a one on one basis. My tutoring style is based on consistent interaction and dialogue between myself and the student (I will not be lecturing for long periods!), with me asking questions to determine where the student is struggling, and how I can help them the most. I try to focus on core principles underlying the material which will enable someone to learn for themselves, and apply what they have learned to other contexts. It is an exciting and powerful experience when knowledge in one area enhances the study of another. I am a kind and understanding person and my number one goal is to see my students learn!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Missouri - Columbia - Bachelor of Science, Health Environmental Sciences (Nutrition and Fitness)
Gardening, Electric and Acoustic Guitar, Soccer, Music Production, Lifting Weight, Running, Reading, Movies, Drumset