I am a graduate of the University of California, Davis. I received my Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. My goal is to become a doctor to further help people to best of my ability as well as become a professor so that I can continue to educate others. I have had a great deal of experience tutoring. I used to work at the tutoring program at Davis, tutoring subjects such as, chemistry, physics, biology, and other science courses. I have also created an after-school tutoring program for kids in the Oak Park Community with the help of my peers. I enjoy tutoring because I believe we should pass on the knowledge we have to others and it's a great satisfaction when you see someone finally understand something that they've been struggling with. I've been privileged to tutor numerous amounts of subjects but essentially they are all math and science subjects. I am most passionate about chemistry and math because these subjects came easier to me than most, while most people tend to struggle with it and I am more than happy to help. My tutoring philosophy is to never just give the answer to someone. You have to work for it, but I will lead you in the right direction and help you achieve it. I am there to help, not do your work, but I will never discourage my students. I believe in positive reinforcement. On my spare time, I enjoy being outdoors, playing sports, and dancing. However, I don't mind being inside and relaxing when you need to.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Davis - Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Elementary School Math
High School Biology
High School Chemistry
High School Physics
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe in providing a relaxed environment for everyone that promotes education. Asking questions and being interactive is the best way to learn. I will not give answers to anyone. I will ask questions to get your mind working and lead you to the right answers.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I like to ask what they are working on in class before we start our session so I have an idea of what I'm walking into. Next, I won't set up any lessons because I want to take the time to assess what the person knows and figure out the best way I am able to help. Also, I would like to know the person a little better to figure out a way I can connect.