I have thoroughly enjoyed being an educator for over twelve years, including seven years as an adjunct biology professor, two and half years as a biology teaching assistant in graduate school, and one year as a K-12 substitute teacher. I attended UC Davis as an undergraduate and earned a Master's of Science degree in biology from Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo. While I love lecturing in a classroom setting, I truly value the times I am able to spend with students in my office hours or after class to help explain concepts to smaller groups or one-on-one. I feel this is one of the most effective and gratifying ways to accelerate and improve the learning process. I am a very patient and thorough educator and I love to break down difficult scientific concepts into simple terms that students can understand. I think I have been most effective as an instructor when I have had the time to get to know a student to allow me to tailor my teaching and tutoring to that individual student's needs. I am experienced and capable of tutoring a variety of science classes. I am most passionate about anatomy and physiology, biology, life sciences, ecology, and environmental biology.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Davis - Bachelors, Anthropology (emphasis Archaeology)
Graduate Degree: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo - Masters, Biology, General
I enjoy spending time outside hiking, mountain biking, fly-fishing, gardening and wildlife watching. I also like cooking (especially using vegetables from the garden). I especially love learning new things from science to the arts.