I am currently a graduate student studying geology. I like to both learn and teach. I have a lot of hands on experience in science from doing research at the Center for Astrophysics and Space Science Cosmology Lab and the Scripps Isotope Geochemistry Laboratory while attending the University of California San Diego. This has helped me with tutoring since I can relate my experience to the subjects that I am teaching. I volunteered for three years as a tutor at Bell Middle School where I taught students both in groups and one-on-one and supervised group science experiments. I also have a broad knowledge base having physical science, mathematics, history, and anthropology so I can teach a variety of different subjects. I want to become a professor one day so I have both the passion and the experience.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of California-San Diego - Bachelors, Earth Sciences
Graduate Degree: California State Polytechnic University-Pomona - Current Grad Student, Geological Sciences
science, history, archaeology, science fiction, hiking, stargazing
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
I try to cultivate a genuine intellectual interest in the student for the subject I am teaching and make it relevant to them with examples they can understand with which they can relate. I also tell them ways that they can apply the information in the real world.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Introduce myself, and also introduce to them the topic and why it matters.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I can help him become an independent learner by showing him how the topics I teach him are valuable and through that, encourage him to find value in all learning.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
By telling them about interesting ways in which they can apply what they are learning in the real world both now and in their future.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
I have them read out loud, and if they are reading literary fiction, I might have them act out certain scenes when it makes sense to do so.