I graduated from Appalachian State University in North Carolina, and it was there I learned to act as a "student mentor." I achieved a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Biology, to enhance my love of hiking and studying plants and ecosystems. This major involved some difficult numerical courses such as statistics, but I understood it well and I was asked to tutor other students. After tutoring several students, I took a summer class trip to Ecuador, where I had to polish my rusty Spanish skills. I enjoyed the challenge of living in a town where few spoke English, and when I returned to NC I tutored college students in Spanish.
My favorite jobs have involved working closely with students: tutoring, teaching piano, assisting in classrooms with my favorite college professors. I am now working to earn a professional degree to be an Occupational Therapist, so I can work closely with people to improve their lives as a long-term career.
I like students to bring me what they need help with, in any subject. Together we will review the fundamental lessons and skills we need to fulfill the assignment. Over time, we learn to do the work ourselves, because we strengthen the basic skills week after week, day after day. We will take enough notes home to remember and study the basic lessons, and we will definitely make ourselves better students over time.
Other than tutoring, I spend every day practicing Yoga. I like to play piano in the evenings to relax, and I love to play for friends. I enjoy taking friends out for coffee to talk about life, and I especially like going on hikes and walks with friends. I've thoroughly explored the closest 12 miles of the Olentangy Trail by my road bike, and I will certainly resume bicycle explorations when Spring comes back!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Appalachian State University - Bachelor of Science, Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology
SAT Math: 800
SAT Writing: 770
Yoga, piano, guitar, biking, hiking, coffee time, writing