I am currently an undergraduate student at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I am a double major in integrative biology and behavioral neuroscience, and I am hoping to become a neurologist.
I have four years of tutoring experience in varying subjects such as literature, math, science, and ACT prep. I have tutored kids of all ages and am familiar with different tutoring methods for each age group. More than that, what qualifies me for this job is that I am passionate about education. I have had a very successful school career, and I want to share that with all students. Education is empowering, and every student deserves to feel intelligent.
Outside of tutoring and college, I love to read. I'm a big fan of fantasy novels and Harry Potter, but I also like classics such as Dickens' books. I play French Horn and flute, and this summer I am teaching myself to play violin. I also dabble in photography, specifically landscapes. I don't play any sport competitively anymore but I do play recreational tennis and badminton.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Current Undergrad, Integrative Biology Honors/ Psychology
ACT Composite: 34
ACT English: 35
ACT Math: 34
ACT Reading: 36
ACT Science: 30
AP Biology: 5
AP Chemistry: 5
AP Calculus BC: 5
AP English Literature: 5
AP US History: 5
AP European History: 5
AP Psychology: 5
AP Music Theory: 5
Reading, writing, music (violin, French horn), photography
High School Biology
High School English
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy is that every student can learn anything. Tutoring, and learning for that matter, takes patience and hard work. That's what I offer my students.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Introductions first. I want the students to feel comfortable before we dive into the material.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Read. Reading is the key to learn.