I graduated from Yale College in 2011 with a degree in chemical engineering, and I graduated from Duke in May with a JD law degree and a Master's degree in Biomedical Engineering. I have a lot of experience with math and science but also enjoy reading and writing.
I have over ten years of tutoring experience. I started tutoring in high school as a volunteer peer tutor before class. I have tutored students from all ages and backgrounds. At a local nonprofit, I worked with low-income K-12 students in all subjects, and I also worked with adults doing ESL and GED courses.
I am patient and try to find creative ways to explain difficult concepts to my students. I really enjoy teaching and am excited to get to know new people through the tutoring process!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Yale College - Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering
Graduate Degree: Duke Law School - PHD, Law/Biomedical engineering
SAT Composite: 2230
SAT Verbal: 800
SAT Writing: 750
SAT Mathematics Level 2: 720
SAT Subject Test in Chemistry: 700
SAT Subject Test in Literature: 730
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Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy is to be patient with students and find creative ways to explain confusing concepts.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
I break down the passage into smaller parts, and help them recognize reading clues, which will explain what the passage means.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
I like to ask the student questions so that they can reason through things on their own and so that I can identify what they are having the most trouble with.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
I would try to give real-world examples and applications to make the subject seem less dry.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
I would ask the student to explain the material back to me.