I attended Hope College from 2006 to 2010 where I obtained a Bachelor's Degree with a double major in Biology and Mathematics. I then went on to study genetics at Iowa State University for a few semesters.
I have tutored students both formally and informally throughout my education. In high school I tutored two students in various math subjects. At Hope I tutored a student in a freshman chemisty class. I have always had a knack for school and have enjoyed helping others understand the subjects I am passionate about. Throughout my education, even in elementary school, I would love helping my friends do better in their schooling, whether that be by just answering a few questions they had, some one-on-one time, or a group study session.
I am a tutor for both Biology and Mathematics. My favorite subjects to tutor would have to be genetics and algebra. I have always found the effect that genetics has on both individuals and populations to be intriguing and my favorite classes in high, undergraduate, and graduate school were genetics related. I enjoy tutoring algebra because I find it to be an very natural way to think about problems. I believe anyone can understand it if they are able to think about the problems in the right manner.
When tutoring someone who is struggling in a subject, I like to let the student work through the subject while I am there to guide them along. What usually happens in a classroom is the teacher presents information or demonstrates a way to solve a problem and then moves on. If a student does not absorb that information or understand that approach to solving the problem, they become lost. My job is to identify the specific disconnects and try to fill in the gaps in a way that makes sense to this specific student.
Outside of work I am pretty low-key. I spend a lot of my free time watching TV shows or movies or playing video games. I also like to play sports when I get the chance, usually soccer or racquetball.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Hope College - Bachelor of Science, Mathematics and Biology
ACT Composite: 34
ACT English: 32
ACT Math: 36
ACT Reading: 31
ACT Science: 36
GRE Quantitative: 800
video games, racquetball, soccer