Sometimes finding the right way to look at a problem is the hardest part of solving it. Early on I realized I am not a visual learner and unfortunately a lot of the early education system is built around that skillset. So, from the time I started school I was always looking for new ways to approach problems. As a result I am drawn to situations where I can solve problems and help people understand things better. Tutoring and teaching, for me, is the p
perfect intersection of my skillset.
Regarding my education, I recently completed my Associates of Life Sciences from Montgomery County Community College and am now working towards my Bachelor's degree in biology with a specialization in cell and molecular studies and a minor in psychology. After completing my degree I intend on enrolling in a Master's program for genetics counseling. While I do tutor a variety of subjects, I am the most passionate about the biological sciences. These subjects make up the foundation of all living things, and even though they are complicated, how could you not wonder where life comes from or how it works? I love helping students discover their love of biology, plants, and animals! I love fostering curiosity and exploration through education by helping students understand these challenging subjects and showing them how they can use what they are learning in the real world. I love hearing stories about how their knowledge came in handy on a camping trip or how they were able to help explain a difficult concept to their peers using the different methods they learned in their sessions with me.
While I am the most passionate about biology, I also use my science and psychology-minded approach to tutoring other subjects as well and love helping students discover passion for things that they were formerly struggling in.
I am happy to work with students who have learning disorders. It can be so difficult and frustrating for a student to try to explain why there is a disconnect in the information that other people read and understand so easily but just will not come easily for the student. I am personally dyslexic and have ADHD and remember the struggles I had growing up and getting through school. It took me years to develop coping mechanisms and tricks that let me read and write efficiently because I was diagnosed later on. As a result, I have an intimate understanding of what tips and tricks helped me stay on track. I am happy to help with reading and writing, organization, how to set goals and stay on task, and focus/listening skills.
Building a strong and sound educational foundation is imperative to setting students up for success. Doing it while having fun and learning important problem solving skills helps impart confidence in students. It also helps them learn the importance of following through with what they start and the reward of completing something difficult.
All students face challenges and how we approach them can make all the difference. I am excited and passionate about helping students face challenges head on and accomplish their goals.
Undergraduate Degree: West Chester University of Pennsylvania - Bachelor of Science, Biology, General
Outside of tutoring and classes I love watercolor painting, cooking/baking, riding my road bike on some of the local bike trails, playing board games, and hanging out with my cats (Bradley, Mixtape, and Penn)!