I am a student at Arizona State University and Barrett the Honors College. I am pursuing a degree in chemical engineering and two minors in Spanish and mathematics. I plan on attending medical school upon graduation. I have been a tutor for nearly four years in multiple areas. Primarily, I have tutored mathematics for middle school and high school students. I also have experience in test preparation for the SAT, ACT, IB, AP and Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS). Additionally, I have tutored in multiple sciences, such as physics and biology. I very devoted to education and to intend to see to it that every student has the quality of education that I have been privileged to receive. Outside of school, I spend my free time shopping, trying new restaurants, doing yoga, and spending time with friends.
Education & Certification
Graduate Degree: Arizona State University - Unknown, Chemical Engineering
ACT Composite: 32
ACT English: 34
ACT Math: 34
ACT Reading: 31
ACT Science: 35
AP Calculus AB: 5
AP Physics C: Mechanics: 4
IB Psychology: 7
IB Biology HL: 5
IB Physics Standard Level: 6
Shopping, doing yoga, trying new restaurants, and exploring new types of music
High School Biology
High School Chemistry
High School English
High School Physics
IB Further Mathematics
IB Language A: Literature
IB Language A: Literature HL
IB Language ab initio
IB Language ab initio SL
SAT Subject Tests Prep
Study Skills and Organization
What is your teaching philosophy?
Teaching is similar to being a driving instructor. I can have all the knowledge in the world, but if I cannot pass it on to my students, it is useless. They need to learn how to solve problems and succeed on their own. I will teach them how to get there, but one day, they won't have me. It's imperative they know how to succeed without me!
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
A typical first session with a student would be getting to know them as a person. I am always much more willing to share my struggles with someone I feel comfortable with. Second, we would go over the class they need help with. Next, we would address why they felt they needed assistance. Finally, I will have them share their strengths and weaknesses in learning with me. I will then share with them my plan on how to help them succeed.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I help a student become an independent learner by not telling them the next step or the answer. Instead, I ask them questions that lead them to the next step. Also, I ensure that my students always know the reasons why they are doing something. Knowing why helps to apply that skill in future problems.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I would help a student stay motivated by pointing out the progress they have made and remind them of their future goals.