I spent a lot of my early academic journey running from failure. Fearing it, shivering at the thought of failure around the corner. I ran from my mistakes rather than learning from them, seeing failure as the end of the line rather than an opportunity for improvement and growth. When I began to see failure as a second chance to succeed, my academic performance (and my enjoyment of academics) sky-rocketed. My motivation to study and learn drastically improved as I began to work to expand my knowledge rather than avoid failure.
I want to bring these principles to the forefront of every tutoring center - it's okay not to know the answer. This is what cultivates growth! Learning tends to be an uncomfortable experience and avoiding the discomfort and the possible failure that comes with taking in new knowledge can be detrimental to learning. I want my students to lean into new experiences - to be unafraid to be wrong and to be unafraid of taking on new learning, even if it's uncomfortable. I strive to create an environment that cultivates excellence through compassion, encouragement, and exploration.
I am a junior at the University of Washington studying psychology - I am also a pre-medical student. I have worked through rigorous coursework and along the way, have learned crucial lessons about the importance of active learning, educational resilience, and the combatting of the learning curve. In my experience tutoring high school biology as well as teaching high school psychology (social studies), I employed active learning activities and patiently outlined lesson plans to assure my students had all of the information they needed to succeed and that they actually understood and could apply the knowledge they have gained.
Outside of academia, I LOVE to read, rock climb, knit, and read medical and psychology-related research! I'm a big fan of coffee, cats, and plants.
I tutor high school and college-level biology - I would be honored to be included in your learning journey and to pass on the skills that I've acquired as an experienced biology student.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Washington-Seattle Campus - Current Undergrad Student, Psychology
AP English Literature: 4
AP English Language: 3
AP US History: 4
AP European History: 3
AP Psychology: 5
AP U.S. Government & Politics: 5
I love to read (I love non-fiction!), knit (scarfs!), taking care of plants, and rock climbing! I am really intersted in neuroscience, the genetics of mental illness, biology, and psychology.