I graduated from Loyola Marymount University | Los Angeles in 2013 with a Bachelors in Science in Biochemistry. While at LMU I was a Teachers Assistant for Organic Chemistry for two and a half years. During that I also worked with a variety of after school programs in the LA area to tutor elementary and high school aged children in math and science. After graduating from LMU I continued my passion for teaching by working with high school students and college students struggling in chemistry, math and algebra. I have worked with students in a classroom environment, as well as in a one-on-one setting. I understand that every student has their own approach to learning and I take that into account whenever we approach a problem or a topic a student does not understand. I believe that by working with me I will be able to provide students with the tools necessary to succeed now and in the future.
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
My goal is help students think critically about questions or subjects they are having trouble in. Rather than simply providing a student with the right answer, I like to work with a student so that they can see what steps we took to get to there. My goal is to have the students use the same methods we learn studying together, and apply to them to whatever problem they encounter.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
During a first session I like to see where the student is having issues. From there I like to take note of the students learning style. I understand that every student learns in their own unique way and that my job is to help students learn in the way best suited for them.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I can help a student become an independent learner by providing them with the tools necessary to succeed. By using metacognitive thinking I believe a student will be able to overcome any issue they encounter, by first seeing where and why they are having a problem, and then by realizing what steps they need to take in order to solve that problem.