I am a student at Oregon State University majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with a minor in chemistry. I have a passion for teaching chemistry and helping people come to learn and respect it. It is a challenging subject, but I believe being successful in it is not dependent on how "smart" you are, but on how the subject matter is approached and taught to you. My teaching style is to help the student understand not only how to solve individual problems, but to understand and respect the concepts themselves. I do this by helping explain the concept behind the different problems and then walking through practice problems the student, offering different ways to approach the solution. Chemistry builds on itself, so understanding the fundamental concepts is vital. I believe that no one is truly bad at chemistry, they just haven't had it explained to them the right way. I learned chemistry through candy and games (Bottle Cap and skittles make the best Lewis Structures!). In my spare time I love to try new foods, travel, hike, go white water rafting, and get through my endless pile of unread books. I love broadway to the point that my family and friends will often laugh about how I can always be heard singing some show tune or another all times of the day.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Oregon State University - Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
I love hiking, white water rafting, and basically anything that gets me outside and active. I play piano, guitar, and I sing. I love spending time with friends and family. I really enjoy learning about new things, no matter how "trivial" they might seem.