I gained the majority of my tutoring experience from working as a high school science teacher for a prestigious independent school in Chicago. With our small class sizes, I gave lots of one-on-one attention to students both during and after class. Though I decided a teaching career is not for me, I miss the one-on-one interactions I had with students and helping them with their individual needs. I learned that patience, attention, and time will get almost any student anywhere they may want to go academically. While some students may not receive the accolades they desire to obtain, if a student begins to appreciate the path and process of learning by itself, they will find they are rarely disappointed with their academic results.
Although my degrees are in Chemistry, I really enjoy tutoring physics and statistics. Those two subjects are notorious for producing a fair amount of anxiety in students, so I relish in showing how manageable physics and statistics can be for anyone. I help students learn how to overcome their anxieties by guiding them to become better problem solvers. The problem solving skills they will develop under my tutelage will be useful not only in those subjects but carry over to other academic subjects and life in general.
My academic background includes graduating from Loyola University Chicago with a BA in Chemistry and Physics minor. I received a MS in Chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University specializing in Theoretical/Physical Chemistry. I will be starting a Master’s program in the fall for Data Science at IIT. During that time, I will continue to tutor. When I am not "nerding" out on programming and science, I relax over video games, board games with friends, and playing the piano.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Loyola University-Chicago - Bachelor in Arts, Chemistry
Graduate Degree: Carnegie Mellon University - Master of Science, Chemistry
Playing piano, video games and board games. Enjoys reading early 20th century fiction.