Growing up, I spent a lot of time outside and had many questions about the world around me. I had great parents and teachers who nurtured my interests and gave me opportunities such as a walking trip through a swamp! As a result, I decided to study Biology in college. While in college, I noticed that many of my peers were struggling in math and science courses. I began tutoring through an initiative on my campus aimed at helping students in introductory math and science classes. Through this program, I tutored students in small groups (3-5 students) which increased student success rates in introductory STEM classes. In addition, I taught labs and tutored non-traditional students at a nearby technical college. By my junior year, I decided to add Secondary Education to my degree as I knew I wanted to continue sharing my passion for science with others. Since then, I have taught High School Biology, Middle School Science, and collegiate science labs (biology, botany, and anatomy).
I love tutoring as it allows me to build relationships with my students and help them reach their academic goals. When teaching/tutoring, I apply the content to real-world situations so my students can relate to the material they are trying to learn. I also like to utilize manipulatives and games so students are engaged with the content and have fun.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Columbus State University - Bachelors, Biology, General
Outside of working, I enjoy running 5k races and aim to run one each month. I also enjoy reading books from the public library near my house, traveling with my family, and eating new foods.
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Science
High School Biology
Middle School Reading
Middle School Science
Middle School Writing
Study Skills and Organization