I am what happens when an artist and an engineer raise children together. I not only have a passion for both art and logic, but I enjoy bringing them together. I love to find the patterns in art and literature and dig at their biological basis, just as I love to find the beautiful, creative aspects of math and science. Over the years, having worked with and observed many fellow students, I've concluded that simply 'being smart' is not the key to succeeding in any subject; it's finding a reason to care about what you're learning, and managing the information thrown at you. Now, this is a wonderful, wonderful thing, because while I cannot make anyone 'smarter,' I can help them break information down until they understand it and show them where the subject can intersect their own passions. Would you understand The Odyssey better if we looked at Odysseus as the ancestor of Batman? That can be done. Would math make more sense to you if the numbers were people and the operations were events in a story? We can do that, too.
I graduated from The University of Arizona in 2014, with a BS in Neuroscience/Cognitive Science and Psychology. My current tutoring areas are English, Psychology, and Math. With Math, I can tutor from elementary basics up through Algebra II; with English, I can tutor basic reading up through college and have years of practice with fiction, essays, poetry, and scientific writing. I work with elementary kids, college students, and all the ages in between; I also have experience working with Asperger's Syndrome, tic disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and attention deficits in ages infant through adult. Outside of any work or studies, I read nearly every genre, write about half these genres, watch a similar range of TV genres, cook, knit, draw, create costumes, design experiments, and take long walks to clear my head - during which time I dream up more stories and experiments.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Arizona - Bachelors, Neuroscience/Cognitive Science, Psychology
I have a neverending list of hobbies and interests. These include, but are not limited to: fantasy, science fiction, neuroscience, experimental design, art, literature, historical fiction, cats, dogs, horses, mystery/crime, cooking/baking, writing, swords, musicals, theatre, knitting, action movies, costuming, and anything that explodes.
Elementary School Math
High School English