I graduated from James Madison Preparatory School in 2010. I was a member of the basketball team, softball team, drum-line, choir, orchestra, student government, and Academic Decathlon! I continued my education at Mesa Community College where I received an Associate's Degree in Science with High Distinction in December of 2013. During my studies at Mesa Community College I also completed their Honors Program. I am currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Biology at Arizona State University. (Go Sun Devils!)
While I was attending Mesa Community College I tutored in their math department. Although this is my only direct experience in paid tutoring I would call my self a constant tutor. In classroom situations I naturally assume any leadership roles that are needed, in whatever capacity that I am capable of. I feel fulfilled when I am able to assist a peer in understanding difficult concepts. In addition, my mom recently returned to school, and has required a great deal of my help in returning to the classroom after 30 years of purely real world experience.
I tutor biology up to college level, high school chemistry, evolution, genetics, pre-algebra, and algebra 1, 2, 3-4.
I absolutely love tutoring algebra, it is the subject that I am the most coherent in teaching. The fantastic thing about tutoring math is that it is similar to helping someone solve a puzzle. My true love, academically, is biology! Biology can constantly be found all around us and presents itself in so many fantastic and incredible ways. I am quite proudly known in social circles as a "Nerd", mainly for my spontaneous placement of scientific tid-bits in otherwise ordinary conversation.
I believe that every person's learning style is as unique as their fingerprint; so needless to say some of us can get left behind in class. Math and science require a significant amount of mental commitment to genuinely understand. Today's learning environment can make it incredibly difficult to put forth the proper commitment, and that's where I come in! I am so passionate about helping other people understand math and science, the moment a student's face lights up with understanding is what I live for! I strive for more than good test grades, my goal is to help whoever I can in understanding how and why things are the way they are.
My greatest passions outside of academia are reading (I binge read the way most people binge watch Netflix), playing Pokemon, snuggling with my dog, and spending as much time as I can possibly find with my nieces and nephews (I have 9 nephews and 2 nieces).
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Mesa Community College - Associates, Science
Undergraduate Degree: Arizona State University - Bachelors, Biology, General
Watching football, spending time with family, and reading