I obtained a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and Chemistry from the University of South Florida. After a couple of years, I learned that my passion lied within public health and I completed a Masters of Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Before working as a public health professional, I tutored high school students for 3 years on various subjects, such as mathematics, Spanish, and science. However, throughout my undergraduate experience, I frequently aided my peers to understand the abstract concepts that chemistry and math tend to hide.
As a result, I am capable to tutor in multiple math-based topics, for example, statistics, algebra, and trigonometry. Further, I tutor chemistry up to a college level. While I can help with understanding all chemical concepts, I am fond of formal charges, balancing equations, and molar conversions.
Overall, I admire tutoring all the subjects in which I am verified to teach. All of the previous subjects were challenging for me to comprehend, and therefore I grew to appreciate them for their complexity.
As someone who struggled to learn chemistry and math, I believe the best approach to learning and retention is permitting the student to learn on their own, but with guidance. I frequently utilize open-ended questions and repetition as the most powerful tools to assist my students. Further, tutoring is about providing a safe space where students may ask questions and learn at their own pace. Therefore, I aspire to provide a calm space where the students feel comfortable learning in judgmental free environment.
Outside of academia, I enjoy spending my time in the kitchen applying new recipes or utilizing new ingredients for previous recipes. In my eyes, chefs are chemists that learned to hack taste buds. Also, I spend quite a bit of time watching movies, particularly sci-fi, to re-inspire me about the possibilities science and math may offer.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of South Florida-Main Campus - Bachelor in Arts, Chemistry
Graduate Degree: Johns Hopkins University - Master in Public Health, Public Health
Reading up on current events or a new sci-fi novel. Driving to the theater and watching a new movie. Finding a new recipe, then rushing home to test it out. Planning trips, and of course, taking trips, especially to new restaurants