I have a MS in Neurobiology and Behavior, a MA in Clinical Psychology, and a BA in Sociology and Psychology. I enjoy helping students with their specific tough spots in school as well as helping develop independent study and homework skills. I have been an instructor or teaching assistant for: Behavioral Neuroscience, Biological Basis of Behavior, Human Cognition, Intro to Biology, Intro to Psychology, and a Neurobiology and Behavior laboratory. I have been a tutor for the following subjects: Biological Basis of Behavior, Intro to Statistics, elementary school math, middle school English, middle school science, and middle school math.
One of my central goals in tutoring is to help the student develop independent study skills. I like to spend the first session assessing where there are areas for improvement, and taking stock of available resources. I ask my students to have any class notes, assignments, and course texts available. It's important to align the content of the tutoring session with the content being covered in class. Many times students need specific homework help, so we will spend the bulk of the session working on assignments together. I like to incorporate additional resources, such as online videos and worksheets, when appropriate. I always encourage the students I work with to ask questions, and to feel comfortable with the "unknown". It can feel frustrating to not grasp a concept that others seem to get, but this is perfectly normal and something everyone experiences at some point.
I work as Project Manager for a neurosurgery research network, and I love it! In my spare time I like to trail run, rock climb, and read. I also volunteer with a raptor research organization, and I get to spend time with awesome owls, falcons, and hawks, educating others about these amazing animals.
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