# Chris

Certified Tutor

"Think like a proton, and always stay positive!"

I am currently an undergrad student at the University of Arizona, where I am trying to earn my BA in Physiology in order to go to medical school. Throughout college, I have learned many things, but one that I will always take with me is my passion for teaching and helping others. In addition, it was also made readily apparent that I had another deep-rooted passion in the form of math and chemistry, especially when applied towards the medical arena.

Over the past few semesters, I have officially worked as a tutor at a community college, where I handled anything from one-on-one tutoring to presenting chemistry applications to a classroom of students. I have had a lot of positive feedback and commendations from students that I have tutored; one time in particular a professor came up and thanked me because of their students mentioning of how they liked the way I had explained the topic by relating it to real-world examples. For example, when going over ionization energies for elements, they can be thought of in the same way as viewing a plane that is trying to reach orbit. The potential energy that increases with each subshell around the atom is synonymous with the energy that it would take for a plane to reach orbit from differing heights; the plane that tries to take off from the ground will take more energy to reach orbit than a plane that is already in the air, which is the same concept for ionization energies for atoms with removing electrons from differing subshells.

With regards to tutoring math and chemistry, I am the most familiar with high school and college level students, but I am comfortable with helping students of all ages. Being able to help students foster their critical thinking and self-confidence along with providing them motivation will help facilitate future learning over memorization. This is the recipe that will allow students to achieve their goals whether they are for a career or purely educational and this is what I am all about.

Chris’ Qualifications

## Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Pima Community College - Current Undergrad, Physiology

## Hobbies

Hiking, Fishing, Hunting, and swimming