I am a graduate student at Baylor College of Medicine, where I am working on a Master's degree in Genetic Counseling. I have professional experience working with children with autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, and other unique learning styles. I love empowering students to be introspective in understanding their academic strengths and weaknesses and to use those to their advantage when coming up with study skills. I've tutored formally and informally for almost my entire life and enjoy making students love what they learn while achieving their academic goals.
I majored in Biology and English when I was an undergraduate student at Penn State Harrisburg, and those are the two subjects I love teaching the most. For Biology, I feel confident in teaching material from a sub-cellular/chromosomal level all the way up to population genetics and epidemiology. As part of my biology degree, I gained a foundational understanding in general and organic chemistry, cell biology, statistics, developmental biology, and anatomy. I also love mentoring students on how to write organized, professional essays and papers in both STEM and humanities classes, and can proofread and edit any writing if you want me to.
For younger students, I focus more on developing independent study skills that will take you all the way through middle school, high school, and college. I do this by making learning fun and engaging, for students with a shorter attention span who need more dynamic teaching methods. Once you get the hang of it, almost any material can be learned, because YOU know how to teach it to yourself! (A fair amount of tips and tricks are also used!)
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg - Bachelor of Science, Biology, General
Undergraduate Degree: Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg - Bachelor in Arts, English
Graduate Degree: Baylor College of Medicine - Master of Science, Genetic Counseling
In my free time, I enjoy listening to podcasts, knitting, trying new restaurants, doing puzzles, and watching TV and movies. I really love talking about genetics and health psychology, which are the topics of the graduate degree I am currently working towards.
ACCUPLACER Language Use
CLEP College Composition
Elementary School English
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
Introduction to Fiction
Introduction to Poetry
Middle School English
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Science
Middle School Writing