I am a junior at the University of California Davis double-majoring in Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. In addition to tutoring I work as an undergraduate researcher in a lab analyzing mechano-sensitive localization of proteins. I have a passion for tutoring and teaching and truly enjoy seeing the successes that come from my work as a tutor. I have extensive experience in tutoring various science and mathematics subjects and hope to help my students develop a passion and succeed in their studies.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Davis - Current Undergrad, Biomedical Engineering
ACT English: 31
ACT Math: 35
ACT Science: 33
AP Chemistry: 5
AP Calculus AB: 5
AP Calculus BC: 5
AP Statistics: 5
AP Physics B: 5
AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism: 5
AP Physics C: Mechanics: 5
AP English Literature: 5
AP English Language: 5
AP US History: 4
AP European History: 4
SAT Mathematics Level 2: 770
AP Spanish Literature: 4
AP U.S. Government & Politics: 5
AP Spanish Language: 5
SAT Subject Test in Physics: 780
SAT Subject Test in Chemistry: 700
I like to go camping and backpacking with my friends and family. In highschool I ran cross country and track and now compete in triathlons on the UC Davis Triathlon Team.
High School Physics
SAT Subject Tests Prep
Technology and Computer Science
Q & A
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I believe that all students should want to come to tutoring because it is a fun, entertaining, and comfortable environment to learn in. In my experience, the best way to promote student motivation is to provide a comfortable, welcoming environment and help to build their academic confidence.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
Independent practice is very important. In learning the material, I like to use guided practice and work through the problems with my students. However, when it is time to check understanding, I let them try problems without my help and verify they can work though all on their own.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I like to introduce myself and have the student briefly introduce themselves (both academically and personally). I believe that a comfortable relationship is conducive to learning because the student will be more willing to admit to not understanding a topic should they be comfortable with their tutor. Additionally, I would ask the student to briefly explain everything they don't understand. I would then go a step further and personally quiz them and verify that they don't have holes in prior knowledge required for the subject.