Tacoma, WA, 98403
Joined on August, 2014
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EducationB.S. in Chemistry from the University of Washington
Master's in Teaching Math and Science from Seattle Pacific University
Washington State Certified Teacher (endorsement: Chemistry)
ExperienceI studied Chemistry at the University of Washington, with the original intent to become a pharmacist. However, throughout my years there, I spent much of my time helping my peers understand the material, as well as tutoring my nephew in Elementary Math. After graduating from UW, I realized that instead of becoming a pharmacist, my true passion was teaching. So I spent the next year tutoring Organic Chemistry while applying to schools for education.
I have just recently finished the ARC/MTMS education certification program at Seattle Pacific University with my Masters in Teaching Math and Science. I have spent an entire year of student-teaching, where I planned, organized, and taught the majority of the lessons and homework assignments, as well as spending a great deal of time working with individual students after school.
This upcoming year, I would love to spend time helping more individual students understand whatever they are learning. While I prefer to teach Chemistry or another Science, I could also provide assistance in various Math courses (as science classes tend to require a lot of math).
When I tutor, I plan practice problems, review homework assignments, and ask the student questions to probe for understanding. I am not there to give answers, but rather to teach each student how to discover the answer on their own. I want to ensure that the material is understood.
During this school year, I plan to teach during the day (as a substitute teacher at various schools), so my availability is in the evenings on weekdays, and at any time on weekends.
HobbiesI absolutely love to read. Most of my free time is spent devouring a good book or looking for my next book. I also play the piano, and love music. I love to laugh about the little things (including laughing at myself), and I love to help students come to enjoy learning as I do.
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