Private tutor in Seattle, WA
In my personal education, I try to find the balance between advancing myself closer to a career in medicine and appeasing my own curiosity. I attended Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska for a BS program called International Rescue and Relief, which trained students for international humanitarian responses. After discovering that humanitarian medicine was my real passion, I began taking classes in Biomedical Science with a pre-med emphasis. I graduated with both degrees in 2013 and immediately started a graduate program in Global Health Science at the University of California, San Francisco. After completing my MS research, I was offered a job at UCSF as an assistant instructor for two courses and a research associate for several ongoing studies. I currently work for UCSF from a home office in Seattle.
My first tutoring job was at a learning center when I was still in high school. Since then, I have taught almost all ages and all subjects in homes, classrooms, and other learning centers. I have the most experience teaching high school science and math; however, my favorite subject to teach is writing--from the mechanics of grammar to crafting ideas together for a compelling essay. In the classroom, I have taught graduate level statistics, health economics, and CPR for healthcare professionals. I believe that excelling at learning does not depend on either natural ability or an overwhelming time commitment to studying. Instead, I believe that the most essential skill is the ability to learn independently--to teach yourself new concepts efficiently and exhaustively. As a tutor, I aim to foster these skills, so that the learning doesn't end when the session is over. I am personally driven by curiosity, which has in turn given me a wide range of knowledge and expertise. I was a high-achieving student (3.9 or 4.0 GPA from high school through graduate school), and I now work in a career that requires me to learn aggressively each day.
Weekdays after 4PM
Up to 25 minutes away at my regular hourly rate
When the left side of my brain needs a rest, I enjoy reading and writing poetry and playing my guitar. When both sides need to rest, I usually head to the mountains for climbing, mountain biking, or snowshoeing.
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