The Pennsylvania State University (Biology, Nutrition)
University of Connecticut (Master's)
After teaching science in two very different Connecticut high schools, I have chosen to pursue a new career, but I love working one-on-one with students and know that this is when I am most effective as an educator. I strive to help my students achieve their learning goals and to understand the importance of science in their lives.
I recognize that each student is an individual, and while many students struggle in science, they do not all struggle for the same reason. My goal as a tutor is to identify the barriers to learning that are specific to each student and to work with them to overcome these barriers. Whether you need help with content support, general study skills, or just someone to keep you focused, my lessons are personalized to increase understanding and confidence, which in turn will help improve your grade!
I have a flexible schedule and am usually available on short notice. Message me if you are interested in setting up a lesson or if you want to know more about me! Hello!
After teaching science in two very different Connecticut high schools, I have chosen to pursue a new career, but I love working one-on-one with students and know that this is when I am most effective as an educator. I strive to help my students achieve their learning goals and to understand the importance of science in their
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I have a B.S. from Penn State in biology with the vertebrate physiology option, and an M.A. from UConn in curriculum & instruction focusing on secondary science education. I taught high school biology for 2 years and still have many of the resources I used. Last year I worked privately with several AP students, and I have compiled over 100 pages of practice questions for the AP exam that focus on data interpretation and application of concepts to new situations.
While studying biology and nutritional sciences at Penn State, I took a lot of chemistry courses - enough to meet the number of credit hours required to become certified to teach this subject. Chemistry is a subject that did not come naturally to me, so I have attempted many different studying tactics to master it, which helps me understand my students' struggles and figure out what approach will work best for them. I taught chemistry for 2 years, and am currently working on compiling a set of practice AP questions to help students prepare for this exam.
I earned a B.S. degree in nutritional sciences from Penn State in 2009. My degree was in the basic sciences option, meaning that it focused more on metabolism and biochemistry than clinical practice and food service management. Now I am back in school full-time at UConn completing the coursework I need to earn a verification statement and be eligible for a dietetic internship. My current coursework includes medical nutrition therapy, food service systems management, and food composition & preparation, and I am on track to make Dean's List this semester. My coursework at PSU included nutrient metabolism, nutrition through the life cycle, and nutritional aspects of disease.