I am a junior at the College of William and Mary majoring in biology, and in addition to my academic classes I do independent research on microorganisms. My areas of specialty in tutoring are standardized test prep and the sciences, and I am so excited to meet and work with new students on this material! I won the National Merit Scholarship in high school for my scores on the PSAT and SAT, and I have worked with high schoolers and rising college freshman in various STEM topics. I have also been virtually mentoring a disabled individual in the natural sciences for about seven months now. I love teaching and tutoring because I get to witness and be a part of a student's learning process, and it is this process that I emphasize the most. A correct answer is worth only as much as the ability to recreate it; that is why patience and progressive advancement are the two pillars of my approach to teaching. In my spare time I like to read, draw and paint, work out, and watch TV with my friends.