I graduated from Lawrence University in Appleton, WI in 2014 with majors in art and biology. I spent a considerable amount of time volunteering as a tutor for kids of all ages, including those with special needs. I love finding ways to make difficult concepts digestible and (if possible) fun.
I haven't forgotten what it's like to be a student; I used to hate math, and in high school my grades were barely passable. The key to learning and succeeding is not only to have a desire to learn, but to have a teacher that can match your learning style. I like to take time to get to know who I'm working with so that I can build a bond and match my abilities to my students' needs.
I'm also pretty funny. A student who is laughing along with me is much more likely to be engaged than one who's bored the whole time!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Lawrence University - Bachelors, Art, Biology
GRE Quantitative: 147
GRE Verbal: 158
Video games, plants & gardening, art, pets, board games, role playing games, travel.
What is your teaching philosophy?
Teach them how to identify key subjects and actions in a given amount of text. Take each block of text--perhaps a few sentences at a time--and work to understand what's going on and how to relate that information to past events and future ones.