I am a graduate of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. In my first four years at Minnesota, I received my Bachelor of Science in Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Studies, graduating in May 2015. Since graduation, I have returned to the University of Minnesota to work towards a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience, after which I will attend graduate school to complete my PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience.
During my time at the U, I have also been a part of the Co-ed Cheerleading team for the past four years and am currently a Captain on the team. Additionally, I have worked as a Peer Mentor in the Nature of Life program in which all incoming freshman to the College of Biological Sciences must participate before beginning their college experience. I continued in the program as a Teaching Assistant during the school year, as students are also required to complete several classes as part of the program. I am extremely grateful for the opportunities I’ve had over the past few years and find working with students to be extremely rewarding and fulfilling. I look forward to exploring this new avenue not only as a method for myself to grow and develop, but to help others do the same.
While I tutor a broad range of subjects, I am most passionate about Spanish, Genetics, Cellular Biology, and Molecular Biology. I deeply value education, not only due to the inherent pleasure I take from learning but also as a tool for growth and development; believing it to be absolutely necessary for an improved quality of life. With that being said, I find great value in sharing the knowledge that I have accrued; in my experience, the ability to learn is as much tied to the teacher as it is to the student. Mastery of any subject begins with the desire of the student to learn; ends with the teacher, as it is the responsibility of the teacher to convey the information in such a way that it not only imparts knowledge, but understanding of the material.
In my free time I enjoy reading anything that enriches my life, weight lifting, hiking, and camping.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities - Bachelors, Spanish Studies
Co-ed Cheerleading, Hiking, Camping, Reading, Lifting
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
It is not the inability of the student that prevents them from understanding a concept, but rather the inability of the teacher to convey the information in such a way that it is understood by the student.