I am a graduate of Cornell University's College of Arts and Sciences. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry with Distinction in 2015. Since graduation, I was a physics/chemistry teacher and soccer coach at a private school in Virginia for a year, where I led the soccer team to an undefeated season. Before teaching and coaching professionally, I was a Teaching Assistant for the Cornell Math and Physics Departments, where I taught many subjects including calculus, mechanics, electromagnetism. Throughout my time at Cornell and as a teacher, I tutored subjects ranging from the SAT to AP Physics and Algebra II, which is where my true talents lie: in small group or one-on-one settings where I can give students the full attention they deserve and tailor my approach specifically to their learning styles. This is why I am now pursuing tutoring as a part-time occupation at Varsity Tutors. I embrace teaching all math and science subjects, especially physics and calculus, at both the college and high school level and will go above and beyond to make sure all of my students succeed, according to their definition of success. In my spare time, I enjoy playing league soccer, basketball, tennis and guitar, and also like to travel and see as much of the world as I can.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Cornell University - Bachelors, Chemistry
Graduate Degree: Kellogg School of Management - Masters, Strategy, Management
ACT Composite: 32
ACT English: 35
ACT English: 34
ACT Math: 34
ACT Reading: 32
ACT Science: 30
SAT Math: 740
SAT Writing: 790
SAT Mathematics Level 2: 790
SAT Subject Test in Biology E/M: 760
Soccer, basketball, hiking, sustainability, guitar, traveling, tennis
AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
AP Physics C: Mechanics
High School Biology
High School Physics
SAT Subject Tests Prep
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
What you can expect in your 1st Lesson: We will: - Figure out your strengths and weaknesses, and also figure out what the you want to get out of this tutoring experience. - Set some goals based on weaknesses and areas you would like to improve. - Get up to speed with area(s) of study you want help with. - See what materials you have been using, and, based on how the session goes and how much you like materials, I will suggest and/or provide new resources - Start looking at past tests/concepts you have struggled with. - Do problems associated with these (I will present you with some options and you choose the problems you struggle most with) - Forecast what is to come ahead. Socratic method here, where I will lead you through new concepts. - If you have homework/tests associated with class, I will not assign you extra work unless you want it. - If this is a standardized test, I will assign you problems due the next time we meet. - Figure out the logistics moving forward.