Tutoring students and classmates is one of the most rewarding activities I've been lucky enough to experience. To see a student light up once it "clicks" is unlike anything else. My method of tutoring is to work from the bottom up. I start with the most basic aspects of a problem/concept to find where my student starts to struggle. By filling in those gaps in understanding, we develop strong footholds to reach more complex applications. I also believe in treating my students as peers. I'm a student as well, and as a student, I make mistakes. I'm honest about those mistakes: that's how we learn! I believe developing mutual respect with my student is vital to a successful session.
As far as my education, I first earned my Associate of Science at Lone Star College in 2017. From there, I transferred to the University of Texas at Austin to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Physics. After taking a course on General Relativity, I had found my dream research career; and added a Bachelor of Science in Pure Mathematics. In addition to my STEM majors, I'm also completing a minor in Latin. I hope to eventually attend graduate school to study General Relativity.
I tutor math (algebra, trigonometry, pre-calculus, calculus 1, calculus 2, matrices and matrix calculations, and intro complex number theory), physics (mechanics, electromagnetism, waves & optics, electrodynamics, modern physics, special relativity, and physics lab report writing (including Mathematica and LaTeX), and Latin (beginner and intermediate). My favorite subjects to tutor are honestly all of them, but I have a special love for modern physics, LaTeX, and Latin!
Outside of academia, I have a mountain of hobbies! I'm very active in yoga, powerlifting, and dance (both performing and choreographing). I paint, draw, sew, play piano and viola, and stream games on Twitch in my free time!
Lastly, I, like many many many students, struggle with mental health. I have ADHD and anxiety, and this is a time where we students with disabilities are feeling even more overwhelmed, disoriented, and strained. I want my students to feel confident that they can, and will, get back to a sense of normal, because I will be right there helping them. I will go to great lengths to help students that are struggling academically, emotionally, and especially both.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: The University of Texas at Austin - Bachelor of Science, Physics
- traditional art, painting and drawing - sewing and costume design - dance, performing and choreographing (I used to be in a professional ballet company!) - music, I play viola and piano - video games, I occasionally stream on Twitch :) - yoga and weightlifting - taking care of my 60+ plants!