I'm an oldest child, which means growing up, I was the first kid to run into most challenges, and the best equipped one to teach my five younger siblings how to navigate them. Working with them and mentoring them was probably my first experience with "tutoring", and it left strong impressions on me. To help someone is to treat them like your family.
In school, I quickly carved out a place as the kid who wasn't afraid to ask any question that popped into his head, and to seek real answers to them. I went to Pinecrest Academy in Georgia, and later Maur Hill-Mount Academy when I moved to Kansas. I became a good test taker, because each exam was an exciting challenge to me rather than a daunting ordeal. I wasn't always the best student (organizational skills were probably my weakest skill early on), but I knew when to seek help when I was struggling. I've both tutored and been tutored.
I stayed in Kansas for college, and studied Computer Science and Theatre Arts at Benedictine College. I love math, and see comp sci as a natural extension of that... but I'm also a people person. Hence the theatre studies! Theatre is a very human art, and if for any reason you have questions about that, I'd love to talk about that as well!
Not being afraid of failure and new experiences made me pretty extroverted, and I love meeting new people. I've gotten the opportunity to make friends all over the world, from California to Japan, From Cairo to Rome. I think been to 40+ states (mostly just missing the Northwestern ones).
Writing this right now, I'm excited at the prospect of who I might get the chance to work with, and what problems we might solve together. My tutoring motto is, "If I can't answer your question, I promise to find someone who can!"
Outside of academics, I love camping, swimming, snowboarding, playing indie games, and running tabletop RPGs for my friends and family.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Benedictine College - Bachelor of Science, Computer Science
ACT Composite: 32
Indie games, tabletop RPGs, Irish music, soccer, WH40K, cyberpunk