I have a B.S in Biological Sciences from the University of Pittsburgh am currently pursing my Ph.D in Molecular Biology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. I have an extensive background in biology and related areas including genetics, molecular biology, and evolution. Additionally, I have an academic background in math and I minored in Spanish in college.
My experience with tutoring has been both formal and informal, beginning with helping younger siblings and friends with homework. In college I was an undergraduate teaching assistant for an Introduction to Genetics course.
Over the past 4 years during my PhD I have formally tutored math and science of various levels, culminating in at 200 hours of lessons.
I have experience tutoring elementary science, and high school biology/chemistry, as well as college level biology courses. I also have experience tutoring elementary, middle, and high school math. I particularly enjoy tutoring geometry and algebra I.
I believe in one-on-one tutoring sessions tailored to the student's learning style and specific needs. In my sessions, I help with homework assignments, test preparation, and starting from the basics on particular concepts that a student is struggling with.
I am endlessly curious and love learning about the living world around us. As a scientist, I am passionate about science communication and enjoy helping others understand scientific concepts.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus - Bachelor of Science, Biology, General
Graduate Degree: Johns Hopkins University - Doctor of Philosophy, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
GRE Verbal: 168
GRE Analytical Writing: 4.5
In my free time, I like playing with my golden retriever, painting, and hanging out at the beach with my family.
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Science
GED Reasoning Through Language Arts
GED Social Studies
High School Biology
High School Chemistry
ISEE-Lower Level Mathematics Achievement
ISEE-Lower Level Quantitative Reasoning
ISEE-Lower Level Verbal Reasoning
ISEE-Lower Level Writing
ISEE-Middle Level Mathematics Achievement
ISEE-Middle Level Quantitative Reasoning
ISEE-Middle Level Reading Comprehension
ISEE-Middle Level Verbal Reasoning
ISEE-Middle Level Writing
ISEE-Upper Level Writing
Middle School Science