I graduated with a Master of Science in Entomology (Biology) from University of California, Davis, and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Policy (Biodiversity and Conservation Biology) from University of Maryland, College Park. I also minored in Spanish Language Literature. I love both science and humanities!
I enjoy working with students of all ages (elementary school to adult) to facilitate their learning and academic achievement. I've tutored ever since elementary school in a variety of subjects, including Algebra, Spanish, Reading and Writing, Biology, and Exercise Science. During instruction, I meet students "where they are" to foster trust and communication, to establish groundwork for improvement, and to understand the student's needs and goals. Moving forward, I challenge and encourage students as they work hard to reach their goals. My favorite aspect of tutoring is seeing students' confidence and self-esteem increase as they learn, work hard, and apply critical thinking to new material. I believe that one of the most effective ways to learn is to understand how something applies to "real life" and how it could be useful in real-world scenarios.
My favorite classes have been on interdisciplinary topics, such as "Environment and Culture of Amazonia," "Freshwater Ecology," and "The Idea of Crime." For over 9 years, I worked as a Research Entomologist, and I recently started my own business working with organic food production. In my spare time, I enjoy reading non-fiction and historical fiction, hiking, kayaking, yoga, cooking, and traveling.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Maryland-College Park - Bachelor of Science, Environmental Science
Graduate Degree: University of California-Davis - Master of Science, Entomology
hiking, kayaking, reading non-fiction and historical fiction, yoga, travel, cooking
ACCUPLACER ESL - Listening
ACCUPLACER ESL - Reading Skills
ACCUPLACER ESL - Sentence Meaning
ACCUPLACER Language Use
College Application Essays
Elementary School Math
High School Biology
High School English
High School Writing
SAT Subject Test in Spanish with Listening
SAT Subject Tests Prep
Technology and Coding