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I am a recent graduate from the University of Redlands with a B.S. in Chemistry and a minor in Environmental Studies. I tutor Chemistry and Math, among other subjects! I love to learn, and I am constantly devouring new information and trying to grow my understanding of the world. My goal is to help students develop this love of learning by creating an intellectually stimulating environment that fosters curiosity, critical thinking, and open communication.

I have experience tutoring undergraduates and elementary school students. As an undergraduate, I devoted myself to leading educational organizations on campus. I was president of a sexual education and discussion group, president of a music appreciation club, news and opinions editor for my university newspaper, and sustainability representative for my sorority. Through leading these organizations, I worked with students of diverse backgrounds and developed a passion for education, empowerment, and personal growth through discussion.

When I'm not tutoring, I'm reading up on the latest news in environmental and social issues, listening to music, checking out art, or taking a dip in the ocean! My passion, above all others, is marine environmental studies, and I hope to obtain my PhD in Marine Chemistry and build a career in researching the transport and fate of anthropogenic pollutants in the ocean.

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Ellen’s Qualifications

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Undergraduate Degree: University of Redlands - Bachelor of Science, Chemistry

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Environmentalism, ocean conservation, SCUBA diving, visual arts, music, animal rights, social justice

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What is your teaching philosophy?

My teaching philosophy is based on fostering discussion. I believe that academic achievement is not purely about academics. It is also about developing curiosity and a passion for discovery. In my experience leading educational organizations, I have learned that the best way to get people excited about learning is to get them talking! As president of these organizations, my goal was to create an intellectually stimulating environment by promoting positivity, curiosity, and open-mindedness, so students would feel comfortable sharing, asking questions, and learning from each other. I find that this philosophy carries over to academics seamlessly. I tend to teach by asking questions and helping the student to guide themselves toward the solution. I feel that this technique encourages a sense of curiosity and is very rewarding for the student.


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