Hello! I began tutoring math, science, and reading while I was in my sophomore year of high school. I continued tutoring astronomy/astrophysics (I founded an astronomy tutoring program) and math in college. I now have 9 years of tutoring experience! Additionally, I was a teaching assistant for my junior and senior years of college and ran discussion sections. I was a graduate student instructor (GSI) for ASTRO101 at the University of Michigan for two semesters.
I believe that a love of learning and a love of teaching go hand in hand. Teaching and tutoring allow me to help others develop that same love of learning that drives me in my studies. I find joy in showing students that intelligence is not fixed, helping them prove to themselves that they can improve their performance in any class with hard work.
The best tutors are people who love both the subjects they tutor and the feeling of helping someone succeed. I have always loved math, science, and French, and part of my tutoring process is helping others to appreciate these topics as well. With words of encouragement and a non-judgmental attitude, I guide students toward a deeper understanding and better problem-solving strategies. I develop practice problems during math and science sessions to directly address to areas of weakness. In this way, the student becomes more confident and is better able to tackle tough assignments in the classroom when they don't have a tutor by their side.
I am happy to work with students' schedules and needs, so please reach out to me if you would like to discuss how I can help you achieve!
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Astronomy & Astrophysics
University of Maryland - College Park
Astronomy and physics
JR Dorfman Prize for Outstanding Undergraduate Research