I have been tutoring for as long as I can remember. When I was in Kindergarten, I helped the other students in my class learn to read, and this was the beginning of a lifelong passion to help others learn. I continued throughout my education tutoring other students both formally and informally. After graduating from Purdue University in 2011 with a B.S. in Ecology and Environmental Biology, I joined the Peace Corps. I spent 3 years living in Central America and teaching local public schools teachers about improved educational strategies. I also helped many students learn about the importance of taking care of the environment around them.
During my time in the Peace Corps I attained Spanish fluency, working and teaching in a Spanish speaking environment every day. None of my coworkers or students spoke English. Spanish is one of my favorite subjects to tutor. I tutor all levels of Spanish including young children, high school and college students, and adult learners. I would love to teach you how to order a cerveza on your vacation, or how to negociar with a business contact.
I currently work as a naturalist in a county park, and I also tutor a variety of subjects in the field of natural science, including; general science, ecology, environmental, and earth science.
I believe that most students reach out to a tutor because their current teacher is unable to teach to their learning style. Different people learn in different ways, and I think the key to being able to teach is understanding and working with your students learning style. I have worked with learners of all ages, of many different backgrounds, and a plethora of different learning styles.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Purdue University-Main Campus - Bachelors, Ecology
My hobbies include hiking, camping, kayaking, gardening, cooking, and dancing
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
I am a life-long learner, and along the way I have learned how to teach. My teaching style and techniques continue to evolve as I learn through professional development, by studying my peers, and most importantly by listening to my students. Different students have different learning styles, and a large part of teaching is figuring out how people learn. My passion for teaching comes from being a constant learner.