Hello! I'm an Iowa native who moved to Nashville for graduate school. My background is in the life sciences; I have a Masters from Vanderbilt in Chemical and Physical Biology, and my undergraduate degree is in Biochemistry. However, my education has been well rounded and I have interests in philosophy, literature, writing, and history. I have extensive research experience, and I hope to share my passion for science with students. I have experience mentoring undergraduate students during my graduate school education to help them gain research experience. I am a very patient teacher and have the ability to see problems from the students perspective; my tutoring style adapts to each student's individual needs, but centers on getting each student to come to their solutions rather than following any one formula for success. I have a lot of experience with standardized testing, and have taken multiple AP subject tests in addition to the ACT, SAT, and GRE examinations.
In my free time, I like to play and coach Ultimate Frisbee. I coached the Vanderbilt men's team for three years and am currently leading a club team representing Nashville that travels throughout the southeast to compete. These experiences have helped me develop the leadership, discipline, interpersonal and educational skills that are so valuable for tutoring.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Grinnell College - Bachelors, Biochemistry
Graduate Degree: Vanderbilt University - Masters, Chemical and Physical Biology
ACT Composite: 34
ACT English: 34
ACT Math: 31
ACT Reading: 35
ACT Science: 36
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1450
SAT Verbal: 710
GRE Quantitative: 159
GRE Verbal: 162
Music, Ultimate frisbee, Basketball, Reading, Cooking, Drawing