EducationBachelor of Chemistry from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Campus. Graduated May 2012.
G.P.A. - 3.7/4.0
Master of Chemistry from the University of Oregon. Graduated June 2014
G.P.A. - 3.5/4.0
ExperienceI am compassionate, and a great listener. This helps me tune in to every student's unique learning style to serve them best. I have learned these skills through tutoring students of ages 14 - 65 in math and science in many settings for the past 7 years. Working with students of many diverse backgrounds at community colleges have been some of my most rewarding experiences. I love tutoring, and I have a great respect for the learning process.
I work hard to explain subjects in a way which is understandable by my individual client. If my student has not understood my explanation, it is my responsibility to find a new way to explain the material. I work with students using the Socratic method, asking questions that lead my clients to the answers they seek. I value this method because it reveals how problems which seem quite difficult can be broken into smaller, more manageable steps. I emphasize the problem solving process a lot in my sessions so that my students can make more progress on their own after our session is over.
Some recent successes of mine have been helping an experienced nurse understand organic chemistry while taking a screaming fast accelerated class, and hearing a high school student say "I used to think [chemistry] was evil, but now it's kind of fun!"
HobbiesI am an artist and a scientist. I spent a considerable amount of time blowing glass and lamp-working until school started to demand more of my time. I juggle, do arts and crafts, grow vegetables, play games, and take care of two little dogs with my wife in my free time.
You can find one of my art series at www.symbolforge.tumblr.com
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