As a child I fell in love with math and science, and my desire to learn more has not yet subsided. I graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University, majoring in biology and minoring in chemistry. I continued my education at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, conducting biomedical research and earning a doctorate in biochemistry. Now I am preparing to return to school, this time to earn my DMD/DDS in the hopes of becoming a dental school professor and practicing clinician. Throughout these many years I have taught, trained, and tutored students of all levels in math and science, from basic to pioneering material. Although each student is different, I treat every case with equal conviction and effort - from the most humble to the highest aspiring goals. Boredom and frustration are the source of nearly every student's struggles. Consistently my students say I clarify the most complex problems, transforming impossibly tedious and confounding coursework into an exciting and manageable challenge. I do this by relating the latest discoveries and personal anecdotes to the subject matter, making the ancient, esoteric theories tangible and fresh. I have found going beyond the scope of the textbook is often the best way to explain fundamental concepts. Many of my students have been thrilled to pass, and some thrilled to get the elusive 5 on their AP exam, and they have all been satisfied working with me. When I'm not reading and writing about science, or planning strategies to make math and science more accessible, I'm usually playing with my dog, watching zombie movies, or systematically sampling every slice of pizza in Boston.
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