I grew up in the San Francisco area. I went to Harvard for college and majored in Social Studies/Global Health. I worked in public health research for a few years before completing my Masters of Science degree in Biotechnology at Johns Hopkins. I'm passionate about increasing access to health care in developing countries. I love learning foreign languages, writing, reading, and spending time outdoors. Throughout college, I tutored college students one-on-one and taught classes at a local continuing education school for adults in my community. I'm excited to work with students to help them deepen their understanding of their subject materials and help them develop an excitement for learning that will sustain them beyond tutoring.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Harvard University - Bachelors, Social Studies
Graduate Degree: Johns Hopkins University - Current Grad Student, Biotechnology
Rowing (crew), cycling, running, soccer, playing guitar, reading fiction
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe that attitude has a big influence on learning. With a positive attitude, an open mind, and enthusiasm for challenge, students can not only learn what they need to learn but push the boundaries of their thinking. I teach with an eye towards inspiring in my students self-sustaining energy and self-driven perseverance to attain a deep level of engagement and understanding.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
A first session is meant for getting to know students personally - hobbies, personality, etc. - and getting to know their learning style, goals, and challenges. We would develop a plan of attack, outlining our starting point, our finish line, and the steps that will help us get there.