I graduated from UC Irvine with a B.S. in Biological Sciences in 2015 (‘Eaters for life). I am the first to admit that my educational experience in undergrad was not complete without help, as I utilized the Peer Tutoring service extensively - and it paid off well! Asking for help is one of the best things that you can do, and if you are reading this or any other tutoring profile, it is a great thing that you are also reaching out for assistance.
I shaped my communication skills and ability to connect/motivate others through my experience as a student seeking help in tutoring, along with my time as a boys’ basketball coach and older brother that helps with homework. While I tutor mainly in the pre-med subjects, I also love working with our little learners in middle/elementary school.
Outside of the books, I love spending time with friends and family, trying new foods, and being outdoors through basketball and hiking.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Irvine - Bachelors, Biological Sciences
ACT Science: 31
MCAT Physical Sciences: 11
Basketball, Hiking, Cars, Socializing
Anatomy & Physiology
Basic Computer Literacy
College Application Essays
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Science
Elementary School Writing
High School Biology
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Science
Middle School Writing
Technology and Computer Science
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe that all students are capable of great scores/grades. Sometimes, we just need some help and someone to give us a little push to show that the hard work is worth it!
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I think the first session is a great place for the student and the tutor to just have a chance to meet and see if they can be a compatible match when it comes to working together. Outlining specific goals in this partnership, along with problem areas, is a great place to start.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I believe that the independent learner needs two things: self-confidence and tools. I hope to motivate you and show you how smart you really are while also giving practical study advice that you can take with you to any class beyond what you may be tutoring for.