EducationBachlor of Science degree in Chemistry and Master of Science degree in Geosciences
ExperienceI recently tutored high school and college age students in MS in algebra, which has been highly rewarding for both me and my students. In 2010-2011, I was a National Science Foundation GK-12 INSPIRE Fellow which gave me the opportunity to create and teach science and math lesson plans to high school students--that was a blast, especially blowing things up in chemistry class. I've taken up to Calculus IV in math, Multivariate ANOVA in statistics, and 8000 level graduate courses in Chemistry and Geoscience; however, my curiosity has also taken me beyond these subjects, and I strive to learn every day.
I am passionate about teaching and enjoy working with young adults, especially in math and science. I know that most of the time students are capable in these subjects, but have often acquired fear and anxiety from family, friends, and former teachers. I see it as my goal not only to present science and math material clearly and patiently, but to recognize when my students are struggling, to come up with creative ways to help them overcome those struggles, and to inspire students to step up to the plate and go beyond what they thought was possible.
HobbiesPersonally, I'm in to technology and politics, I enjoy a good debate, I understand personality types and learning styles, I like to stay active and enjoy board games (have you heard of Settlers of Catan?--it is awesome), I married my best friend in 2007 and she's a creative genius, I enjoy reading science fiction (Ender's Game and Feed were both amazing), and I love hanging out and discussing life with my friends.
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I cannot say enough good things about Chris. I have always struggled with math, i had teachers that made me feel like I wouldn't do well. And Chris, who is a good friend of mine, offered to tutor me. I met with him twice a week, during my Beginner Algebra class my freshman year of college. And I was extremely pleased with the results! He then continued to help me throughout Intermediate Algebra and College Algebra, and i will most likely use him for Statistics, if need be. Chris has had so much patience when teaching me. He has presented the material in ways that made sense to me, and thus i began to understand algebra. He made me realize that i CAN do well in Algebra, and i am more capable, and more smart than i gave myself credit for. I HIGHLY recommend Chris for your tutor. You WONT be disappointed
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