EducationI majored in Physics at UC Irvine where I earned my Bachelor's Degree in 2010, graduating Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. I went on to earn my Master's Degree in Physics at UC Santa Cruz in 2013.
ExperienceWhile in my senior year at UC Irvine I was hired by the Physics Department to work as a peer tutor for an Introductory Physics course. While working as a department tutor, I also did private tutoring with several people for various college level math and physics courses.
Upon graduating from UCI, I was hired as an educational therapist at the McNichols Learning Center and Dyslexia Foundation, where I taught various levels of elementary to college-level math and physics for learning-disabled students. I worked there for a year before coming to Santa Cruz for graduate school, having gained extensive tutoring and teaching experience with a wide range of age groups and styles of learning.
I worked as a Physics TA for a year at UCSC (5 and 6 series introductory physics) while also taking on multiple students for private tutoring for physics, calculus, and GRE math.
I have always had a passion for teaching, and I intend to become an educator professionally. Tutoring is not merely something I do for money, it's something that I love deeply! I am patient with my students, yet also challenge them to think for themselves instead of holding their hand through the whole subject. I do my best to incorporate different approaches and styles of learning to best match the particular student I am working with.
HobbiesI love eating good food! When I moved to Santa Cruz, one of my top priorities was finding all the best local eats. I also love to travel, and have been to over 20 different nations of the world (and counting!). I have a heart for the youth, and have been involved as a leader in various youth outreaches both local and overseas.
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Adam and I worked together for all three quarters at UCSC for the Physics 6 series + labs. He was incredibly helpful and was truly a master of the material. He was able to communicate the information to me in a way that I could understand and was very supportive. I was very successful in all of my classes.
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