I got my start in tutoring by dragging my artsy friends through high school math and science and helping my four younger siblings with homework and college applications. Since then, I have tutored on and off as my studies have allowed and my income needs have required, but I have always maintained a strong interest in improving my abilities as an instructor and in devising ways to reach more students more effectively.
I tutored for various organizations throughout my entire time in college--I tutored biology through my own department, assorted math and science through the Women in Science program, organic chemistry for the athletic department, and pretty much anything working freelance with high school students. During my time as a graduate student at UCLA, I was a TA for several (lower and upper division) biology courses. Currently, about half of my tutoring work is online tutoring of test prep courses for the ACT and SAT.
***Regarding AP SCIENCE EXAMS***
I took AP Biology and AP Chemistry with amazing, very experienced instructors who prepared me well to score well on the AP exams. I know that many students don't have the advantage of similarly skilled instructors and I would love to help bridge that gap. I know both the content and the test taking skills you need to succeed on the AP exams.
I graduated from UCLA with a Master's degree in Microbiology and Immunology in March 2013. I'm spending this year tutoring and working on science writing and science education projects in preparation for returning to school in order to pursue a career in science education.
I love biking to work, I do yoga and/or go running daily, and go rock climbing when I can fit it in. I also bake like a maniac and attend a weekly board game night full of some of the weirdest, most awesome 20-something nerds in LA.
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