I am a certified Biology teacher in New York for grades 7 to 12, and I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Vassar College. Ever since I was a little kid, I have always been interested in understanding how the physical world works from all levels, from atoms to the geosphere. This passion for science learning not only pushed me to be a fan of learning for the sake of understanding, but also a better critical and independent thinker. As a firm believer in developing students' analytical and critical thinking abilities, I strive to improve students' conceptual understanding of subject content by meeting their individual needs. I have experience differentiating learning materials based on the goals and needs of the students as a former math teacher, and I consistently explain intricate science or math concepts in a digestible bits to scaffold the students' thinking and understanding. In terms of experience, I taught Common Core-aligned 6th grade math for a year in the charter school setting. I also tutored high school students in Algebra and Chemistry before I later became a college peer tutor for introductory Chemistry and Organic Chemistry. At around the same time, I spent my summers interning as a teacher for middle schoolers and high schoolers in NYC and Hartford, CT. By my senior year of college, I earned my teaching certification after student-teaching the high school Regents Biology curriculum in NY. Over the years, I have gained experience with students of varying ages. I have learned that experience does not grant much insight into teaching unless one reflects on their grows and growths. As a reflective educator, I remain vigilant of my professional learning so that I can meet my students' needs to the best of my abilities.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Vassar College - Bachelor in Arts, Biology, General
In my free time, I love to bake and learn new cooking techniques. My favorite dessert is cinnamon rolls. If I have to marry any spice in the world, it's definitely cinnamon.