Having grown up in a rural area surrounded by forests, streams, plants, animals, and lots and lots of rocks, I have always enjoyed the natural world. I decided early in my life to study nature and its processes. Curiosity drives me, but sharing the joy and rewards of curiosity has been a motivating force in my becoming a tutor and a teacher. I started tutoring science and math while studying for my undergraduate degree at Mansfield University in Pennsylvania. I was the school's math and science tutor for about two years. Later during my Ph.D. work at University at Buffalo, I continued tutoring, but this time in an unofficial capacity and focusing on helping my international student friends with their scientific writing. More recently I was a volunteer Chemistry tutor at one local college while teaching Chemistry at a second college. I enjoyed teaching at the college level, so I earned my teaching license and have been teaching middle school and high school Chemistry and Biology for the last several years. I have taught all levels from AP to basic in both subjects. I also have taught classes such as Human Anatomy/Physiology and Astronomy/Geology. I am interested in all fields and branches of science.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Mansfield University of Pennsylvania - Bachelor of Chemistry, Chemistry
Graduate Degree: University at Buffalo - Doctor of Science, Physical Chemistry
preservation, conservation, growing native plants, reading, writing