I was born in Corvallis, Oregon, but have lived in California since I was ten years old and consider it to be my home. I love learning new things and sharing my knowledge with others. If you give me the chance, I’ll talk your ear off about anything and everything. I have always felt my purpose in life was to help as many people as I can. Teaching allows me to touch many lives and make a difference in them, which means the world to me. When I’m not teaching, I volunteer with a couple of organizations that provide peer support and medical assistance at large events. Through these opportunities, I am able to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others, and that is something that makes me feel fulfilled.
MY TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Teaching has always come naturally to me, and I have been teaching students in some capacity since the 7th grade. I started out as a Peer Tutor in 2003 and continued tutoring all through high school, where I helped student-athletes in danger of failing, achieve A’s and B’s in their courses. In college, I worked for three years as a supplemental instructor for Physics and Chemistry lectures, helping students better understand the material. During this time I also worked as a Peer Mentor and assisted new students in acclimating to college and discovering their academic paths. I was a teaching assistant for 3 years at the University of California, Riverside, for a wide variety of Chemical Engineering classes as well. After leaving graduate school in 2016 I continued my love for teaching by working as a tutor in many different parts of Southern California. I’ve helped students increase their understanding (and grades) in math and science courses at every level, and have enjoyed watching them grow.
MY TEACHING STYLE
I believe that teaching is much more than a transfer of knowledge. It is about helping the student to discover more about themselves and the world around them. I strive to make each topic as interdisciplinary as possible and to connect the material to the real world. I take a holistic approach to helping my students learn about academics and their own interests, goals, and aspirations.