I attended Denison University in Ohio where I earned a B.A. in psychology, summa cum laude, with a minor in music performance (trumpet). I was a department fellow and tutor, primarily working with psychology and writing students, and also worked as a stage manager in the music department. After college, I headed to The Ohio State University where I earned a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology with a specialization in college teaching. While I was a graduate student, I taught general psychology and ACT prep courses and scored ACT and SAT writing exams. Thanks to my education, I am an expert in psychology, reading, writing, and general scientific literacy. As a teacher and a tutor, I have worked with students ranging from children to doctoral degree candidates. I like tutoring students individually because it allows me to tailor my approach to each student in a way that I could never do in a classroom. Outside of my work, I enjoy listening to music, bicycling, cooking, and occasionally playing my trumpet.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Denison University - Bachelor in Arts, Psychology
Graduate Degree: Ohio State University-Main Campus - PHD, Cognitive Psychology
ACT Composite: 34
ACT English: 35
ACT Math: 31
ACT Reading: 34
ACT Science: 35
GRE Quantitative: 730
GRE Subject Test in Psychology: 720
Music, sports, reading, bicycling, science, politics
CLEP Introductory Psychology
COMPASS Writing Skills Prep
GRE Subject Test in Psychology
GRE Subject Tests
High School English
History of Science
MCAT Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior
Q & A
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
One of the best ways to learn is to teach. When students explain the material to me in their own words, I know that they really know their stuff.