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.


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.


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.