I graduated from Biola University with a B.A. in philosophy and a minor in Biblical studies. I taught high school students practical life lessons and theology at a local church for a year and am now looking to hone my critical thinking and communications skills by tutoring while I apply for graduate school.
I tutor math and English, but between the two I favor English. It teaches us how to communicate ideas and, oftentimes, how to assess the quality of these ideastwo of the most crucial and universal skills we need in life.
My goal is to help students get the most out of their education. This means more than just earning good grades. It means learning to enjoy school, learning how to learn, and learning how to think for themselves. It is an ambitious goal, but it is one for which any progress is cause for celebration. So when appropriate, I take my time to show students not just how to solve a problem but why it is important to solve and how it relates to everyday life.
During my free time I like to work on cars. I own a Mazda Miata and a 350 hp STI-swapped Subaru Impreza. I also like to stay active. I go rock climbing and bouldering at indoor gyms and, occasionally, outdoors too. I also lift weights and play basketball to stay in shape.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Biola University - Bachelor in Arts, Philosophy
cars, rock climbing/bouldering, weight lifting, basketball
10th Grade Math
10th Grade Writing
11th Grade Writing
12th Grade Reading
12th Grade Writing
8th Grade Math
8th Grade Science
9th Grade Math
9th Grade Writing
High School Chemistry
High School English
High School Writing
Middle School Science
What is your teaching philosophy?
What I love the most about one-on-one tutoring is the opportunity to cater lessons to a specific student's needs. Each individual has unique personality traits, interests, and preferred learning styles, and my teaching strategy is to figure out what they are and leverage them for efficient learning that's also lively and interesting.