I am a recent graduate from Western Washington Universtiy with my Masters of Science in Chemistry. I really enjoy science and math because I had great teachers in high school and want to pass that joy of learning onto others.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Portland State University - Bachelors, Chemistry
Graduate Degree: Western Washington University - Masters, Chemistry
Reading, Baking and Puzzles
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe in helping students understand the subject and not giving them the answers.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I would try to establish a knowledge baseline and then go from what they know to where they want to be.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I believe by helping them figure out how they will best learn so they can continue learning on their own.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I believe in being encouraging.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I would break it down into smaller simpler steps.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
I would ask them practice problems to solve on their own, and if they get stuck, I will know where they need more work on.