I grew up in Redwood City and attended Sequoia High School for my freshman and sophomore years. I stood out in my classes and became a resource for peers who were encountering challenging material. I tutored classmates in geometry and algebra II, and I realized how rewarding it was to help students achieve academic success. I was also on the tennis team, in leadership classes, and active in theater as a crew member. For my junior and senior years, I attended Middle College and had the opportunity to take college level classes at Cañada College. Courses such as astronomy and oceanography sparked my intellectual curiosity.
As an undergraduate at UC Davis, I continued to explore a wide range of interests. I majored in political science and minored in history, and I took classes in subjects as diverse as geology, nutrition, business, and philosophy. I was also active in numerous professional and social clubs on campus. After graduation, I decided that I had not yet had my fill of classes, papers, and examinations, so I packed my bags and headed off to law school. I earned a JD as well as an LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law.
My academic journey was highly challenging, but along the way I grew to excel at studying and working in the most rigorous and pressured environments. I honed my study skills and my ability to convey ridiculously complicated concepts in a clear manner. As a tutor in the Bay Area, I empathize and can understand the challenges of learning hard material in order to achieve stellar grades. I have a strong appreciation for students wanting to take their studies to the next level, and I deeply enjoy helping my students at AJ achieve their academic goals.
My tutoring philosophy emphasizes flexibility and engaging with each student in a way that is best for him or her. Every learner has a unique approach to problems, and understanding that approach is paramount to maximizing his or her potential. For exams like the SAT and ACT, I walk my students through the types of questions they will see and the tricks they will encounter. Familiarization and practice go a long way towards a confident showing on test day.
Other than tutoring, I enjoy running trails in the foothills, practicing archery, cheering on my favorite sports teams, and reading detective novels.
- Academic Algebra 1
- Academic Geometry
- Academic Algebra 2
- San Carlos