I am a Neurobiology, Physiology, Behavior major and Medical/Veterinary Entomology minor at UC Davis, set to get my BS and graduate next June. In the future, I plan on pursuing a PhD in a field that will allow me to work on musculoskeletal disorders.
I have teaching experience with and a passion for Biology and Physiology, the perfect combination to allow me to help students bolster faith in their own abilities as well as develop personalized study habits that will be helpful now and in the future. I believe the only difference between being "good" or "bad" at a subject is whether you understand the material. In my experience, students often feel like they are "bad" at a subject because they struggle with it at school. I always tell them that the reason that they struggle, but others seem not to, is because in the classroom setting, the material is presented with a "one size fits all" mentality that works for some, but excludes others. My philosophy for tutoring is that any student can learn any subject so long as the material is presented to him or her in a form that is accessible to that individual. Learning truly is all about the individual and there is no reason that tutoring should not take that route as well. As a tutor, I strive to identify and accommodate each student's preferred method of learning to help them truly understand what they're studying.
When I'm not at school or in lab, I ride my horse at the Equestrian Center. In fact, I'm on two of the UC Davis Equestrian Teams (Western and Dressage). I also enjoy art, video games, and staying active (hiking, running, archery, etc.).
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Davis - Bachelor of Science, Neurobiology, Physiology, Behavior
SAT Verbal: 730
SAT Subject Test in Biology E/M: 750
Horseback riding, art, hiking, running, video games, and reading.
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
Every student can learn every subject if the material can be taught to each individual in a way that seems accessible. No two people learn the exact same way, but a learning block does not mean that he or she is not smart enough to learn said material.