I recently graduated from the University of Washington with a double major in Chemistry and Biology. While there I would help my fellow students understand harder subjects such as physics or genetics. My classmates would often ask me for help and I was more than happy to do so. I have experience teaching younger students as well. During my sophomore and junior year, I was a teacher's assistant and taught middle school-aged children math. I gave presentations on my study abroad trip to Peru to students attending college, high school, middle school, and elementary school. I would adjust my presentation to match my audience's ages by recalling what I was learning at their age and adjusting the language to be age suitable for the audience. I would like to continue my education to get a Master's degree in Genetic Counseling in order to become a licensed genetic counselor. Genetic counseling began in 1979, making it a relatively new field in medicine. I'm interested in being a pioneer in science and this would be a fantastic way to do so. I like to tell people I'm a better Biologist than Chemist. My interest in biology was started when I was a young kid and had a major interest in macrofauna but as I got older I realized I wanted to study more complicated subjects. I would say the following are my strongest areas of knowledge at the college level: macro and microbiology, genetics, and biochemistry. I also have experience with teaching people college-level introductory physics and trigonometry. These are the highest level of education I have either taught or feel comfortable teaching. I am willing to offer advice and any possible help I might be able to give in any of the other subjects I have taken. I have taken both the ACT and the GRE. I studied for the GRE and can help with preparing for the GRE. My favorite subject to tutor is genetics. When I took my genetics class, I was surprised by how easily I understood and recalled things. Students came to me to help them understand the subject. I enjoyed helping them because it showed me what I knew and what I needed to work on. It was also fun to figure out ways to help students understand the material the way I understood it. I encourage students to be as hands-on with their subjects as possible. When learning Spanish verbs I made clay figures acting out the verbs. When I learned the Krebs cycle, I created a little puzzle to help me memorize where the different organelles and proteins went. To learn mitosis and meiosis in Genetics we had to act out a dance to show how the chromosomes separated during both. In my experience, I think teachers should strive to make making learning as fun as possible to help students focus and stay interested in important subjects, although I'm not against most traditional teaching methods and I strongly encourage students to take as many notes as possible. Outside of academics, I enjoy the outdoors. I like to go on hikes and long walks. I did crew in high school and would like to get back on a team if the possibility ever arose.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Washington-Bothell Campus - Bachelor of Science, Biology, General
I collect giraffe-related items. I'm currently taking a break from getting anymore because I want to move. I enjoy being outside and when I have the time I will run up to 15 miles. I enjoy hiking and hiked Mount Si in Washington for my 23rd birthday.