My background over a decade + spans numerous human science disciplines with Biology and Anatomy/Physiology my primary subjects in which I provide tutoring to the public(high school/college) while also college courses under Nutrition and Kinesiology health sciences.
I try to make learning fun again for those who find conventional education methods to be less than desirable and have an "uncanny skill" of turning complex concepts into easily understood ideas!
I will walk with you, step by step, "showing" you how to develop new study skills, optimize memory retention, and application of the information overload constantly thrown at academic students daily since I can completely relate to what it feels like to be overwhelmed by juggling many courses, work, and life simultaneously.
My professional health and wellness background includes top certifications in Exercise(NASM), Sport/Exercise Nutrition(Precision Nutrition), and graduate Clinical Nutrition/Functional Medicine background/evidence-based disease research) which I view human health science being directly connected to real "behavior change." It's my passion to help others make change simple, doable fit seamlessly into their current way of life or lifestyle. Academics play a big role not only in our classrooms but out in our communities as well, which is honestly where "change" starts. I'm willing and motivated to invest my life into teaching/coaching as I believe it translates into a world that is more enjoyable place to live for us all.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Kaplan University-Davenport Campus - Bachelors, Health and Wellness
Graduate Degree: University of Bridgeport - Current Grad Student, Clinical Nutrition
CLEP Human Growth and Development
CLEP Introductory Sociology
College Application Essays
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Science
Elementary School Writing
High School Biology
High School English
High School Writing
IB Sports, Exercise and Health Science
Introduction to Poetry
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Science
Middle School Writing
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
I customize for each student starting with an "initial assessment" as part of the 1st session to better understand what "plan of action" to take, including the student's specific desired learning style that best suits their needs, past academic background knowledge, & bringing me up to speed on what their teacher/class has covered up to this point! We all learn a bit differently, and I also think outside the box in creating an optimal learning atmosphere(location), technology vs. old school study methods, and relate the subject matter to real-life situation outside of the classroom, since in my experience in my academic journey, that is what has helped massive amounts of information "sink in" during challenges courses. By breaking down "complex concepts," the latest psychology experts have proven that focus on 1 new skill or habit at a time through "daily practice" is how we achieve any life goal. It's incorporated into my teaching philosophy for sure at its root core. Hope that helps!
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Ask several specific questions as part of my "assessment" to discover how to best approach helping the student from every angle possible, such as a copy of their syllabus, teachers' teaching methods, what assignments make up total class grade and %'s, the student's natural preferred learning style (visual, kinesthetic, auditory...), and then go right into "what matters most" in terms of the current chapter, notes, or assignment most pertinent for the day/week! I customize on the fly, in addition to creating adobe PDF documents for the student post-assessment if they feel technological resources would benefit their learning process, memory retention, and academic performance.