I am a PhD student studying marine biology at Stony Brook University, where I study how plankton (very small animals in the ocean) move around and catch food. Before coming to graduate school, I did my undergraduate degree in Biology at Tufts University in Medford/Somerville, MA. My hobbies include knitting, running, and, of course, reading! I am currently reading "The Sound and the Fury," and I ran my first half-marathon last month.
Another one of my long-term interests is education. I worked with preschoolers for a full year in college through an AmeriCorps literacy program in low-income preschools. Later, I worked as a teaching assistant for five semesters (three as an undergraduate, and two as a graduate student), teaching biology, chemistry, and environmental science. Most recently, I am working at a local tutoring center with students ages 7-16, tutoring reading/writing, English, and math.
My favorite subjects are math and science, but I also love reading, writing, and French! I spent five months living in France during my undergraduate degree, and I speak near-fluent French. I love working with kids and young adults, and I'd be happy to work with you to develop study strategies and learn new things!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Tufts University - Bachelors, Biology, General
Graduate Degree: Stony Brook University - Current Grad Student, Biological Oceanography
Running, knitting, gardening, and reading
Elementary School Math
High School Biology
High School Chemistry
High School English
Study Skills and Organization