I received a Bachelor of Arts from Baylor University, majoring in Psychology and minoring in both, Chemistry and Biology. I obtained my Ph.D. from West Virginia University in Biomedical Sciences, with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology. I researched heart function in Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes, which was super cool. I am currently debating whether to go back to school and get my MBA for future endeavors and ideas that I have brewing in my head.
I have worked extensively with all levels of students. As a graduate student at WVU, I worked with Elementary, Middle, and High School students teaching them STEM topics and involving myself volunteer opportunities in STEM outreach and education. I started teaching in Higher Education working with all collegiate and professional school students, mostly within the Exercise Science Department right after graduate school. In 2018, I began AxoSchools, a collaborative homeschool experience tailored to what each student needs. I am currently the Director of Education, Curriculum Development, and Instruction. I work daily to write curriculum encompassing all subjects that are engaging for the students and based on topics they love to learn about. During COVID, I transitioned us all quickly to an online learning platform, allowing us to carry out our daily learning together, as well as helped public school teachers in their virtual classrooms. Through AxoSchools, I have worked with Elementary, Middle, and High School students teaching them all subjects!
My favorite subject to tutor is science because it is always so exciting and you get to learn how things work and why things happen the way they do in the body, in the world, and beyond!! There is so much discovery and I love that.
I am dedicated to student-centered learning, connecting with the student at his/her/they/their level in order to provide the best education possible. I use a multifaceted approach to help students grasp and retain concepts.
Some hobbies of mine are hiking, working out, volunteering, doing good in the world through working with non-profits, traveling, hanging out with friends, being outside, reffing soccer and basketball, and playing board games.
I am an outgoing, energetic, inventive, patient educator that is ready to work with you to reach your goals!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Baylor University - Bachelor in Arts, Psychology
Graduate Degree: West Virginia University - Doctor of Philosophy, Biomedical Sciences
Hiking Working Out Reading Volunteering Doing Good in the World Hanging out with Friends Traveling Teaching
Elementary School Science
Graduate Level Biology
High School Biology
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Science
Middle School Writing
Study Skills and Organization