I was born and raised in Memphis, TN, where eventually I went to earn a BS at Rhodes College. After struggling between dual my loves of science and literature, I graduated in 2014 with a degree in Biology with a minor in English. I participated in several research projects studying animal behavior during and after college before I became interested in pursuing a career in environmental education.
For half the year, I work full time as a park ranger providing education and visitor services seasonally at national parks and public lands. I teach curriculum-based education to visiting schools, and I answer general questions to the public, on topics ranging from ecology, geology, and history, to where to find the bathrooms.
I have worked as a personal tutor since high school, teaching a variety of subjects to all ages of students.
Since college between my seasonal positions of work, I have created full time work for myself for students on summer vacation, teaching math, writing, English, and science to students in elementary, middle, and high school.
When I tutor, I'm hoping to empower students to think and analyze to find their own solutions. I don't want to show them the right way to do things, but rather the right way for THEM to do things. Our brains work differently, and we find the same right answers in different ways!
Like your typical millennial, I enjoy traveling, but I've really made a full time life of it. Since college, I haven't lived in one place longer than 7 months. My seasonal homes have included Tennessee, North Carolina, California, Wyoming, South Africa, and the coast of Oregon. My primary recreational activity in all of these places is hiking, and I've been lucky to live in some beautiful natural spaces for outdoor recreation.
When I'm not working or hiking, I'm reading, writing, sleeping, or trying to learn to learn how to be a decent cook.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Rhodes College - Bachelor of Science, Biology, General
ACT Composite: 35
ACT English: 36
ACT Math: 35
ACT Reading: 36
ACT Science: 34
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1550
SAT Verbal: 800
SAT Writing: 790
GRE Quantitative: 161
GRE Verbal: 170
Hiking, cooking and baking, reading, writing, and occasionally getting artsy
College Level American Literature
CSAP/ TCAP Prep
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Science
Elementary School Writing
High School Biology
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Science
Middle School Writing