Helping students is important to me because I understand the importance of the approach to how information is presented. People are all different, and this leads to them learning differently. Taking the time to understand how someone learns allows you to present new information to them in a way they will understand much more, alleviating feelings of frustration that so many often feel. When I was in high school I tutored my classmates and students in other grades that needed some help. I went to college at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Ecological, Behavioral, and Evolutionary Biology. Because of this, my favorite subject to tutor is biology as I have a major passion for it. Since graduating, I have travelled the Western United States, living in National Parks and on public land by camping in those places. My interest in ecology is what lead me down this path. Doing this allowed me to pursue interests such as rock climbing, backpacking, and biking. My approach to teaching is heavily focused on understanding how an individual student learns, and doing everything I can to present the information that they're asking for assistance with in a way that fits the way they learn. I know how frustrating it is to have someone repeat information to you with no regard to whether or not you actually understand or if it's effectively being taught, and hope to help students that are frustrated in this manner.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of California-San Diego - Bachelor of Science, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Rock climbing, biking, backpacking, camping, cooking