Greetings! I have a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry
from The College of Wooster, a Masters in Chemistry, and a PhD in Environmental Science
, both from George Mason University. My professional endeavors have included being a Chemist at the American Dental Association Paffenbarger Research Center, a pre-doctoral fellow at the Carnegie Institution of Washington, a Scientific Liaison at the US Geological Survey, and a consultant for the Energy and Environment team for LMI. In 2007 I became a stay at home Mom who also works part-time as a consultant and as a tutor.
I have both taught and tutored chemistry at the college and graduate level, tutored elementary and high-school students in math
and chemistry, tutored elementary school to college students in Spanish
, and have taught study skills
to student athletes (I was a student athlete myself and know firsthand the need to balance academics with sports: a tutor can help you thrive).
I am very patient and thorough and particularly enjoy working one-on-one with students of all ages. My tutoring style is to work with each student at their level, identifying and addressing each obstacle preventing them from understanding and mastering the topic. In addition I am bilingual in Spanish and so I can help bridge any language
barriers (should those exist) that are preventing the student from thriving academically.
My method is to create an environment that fosters mutual respect while making learning fun yet thorough, using what I call the four “Cs” of learning: clear, concrete, concise and complete. For example, if while tutoring chemistry I encounter that the student is lacking in math, I make sure to review the math necessary to understand and do well in chemistry.
In my experience, a tutor can help you thrive. As each student begins to understand and master the topic, he/she will feel more confident and able to take on challenges in the academic (like exams in the subject matter or taking higher level courses) as well as in life.
Thank you for reading
my tutoring profile. I hope that I can help you or your loved one(s) thrive in the academic world!
NOTE: My hourly rate for tutoring groups or more advanced subjects like Organic Chemistry
is $65 as each tutoring session takes preparation on my part.