I grew up in Eugene, Oregon, land of the Oregon Ducks, with trees and tie-dye as far as the eye can see. During high school I volunteered as a homework tutor at my former middle school, and I really enjoyed working with younger students and sharing my enthusiasm for learning.
I went on to Stanford to pursue my undergraduate degree. I earned a BA in Human Biology and a concentration in Conservation Biology and Human-Environment Interaction. During my undergraduate years, I came to realize that success seemed best achieved through working with others. I was surrounded by peers with incredible talents and varying strengths, and by supporting one another through late night study sessions and difficult essays, we all performed better than we could have without each other’s support. While a Stanford undergrad, I worked as a Stanford Tour Guide, was a member of two student-run dance groups, designed and carried out my own field research project in the Peruvian Amazon, and returned to create a painting exhibit of endangered Amazonian animal species. I was also a course assistant for a seminar on Darwin, Evolution, and Galapagos, serving as a teaching assistant, academic tutor, and residential assistant for a class of numerous students.
My academic interests are widespread, from math to biology to creative writing. I’ve studied and enjoyed anthropology, psychology, and ecology, and even took a computer science class. I also love learning languages and have studied Italian, French and Spanish.
I am currently a master’s student in Earth Systems at Stanford. I am thrilled at the opportunity to tutor with AJ Tutoring and to share my enthusiasm for Algebra and Biology with clients. School can bring on enormous stress, so I aim to reduce that stress and help students find clarity and genuine enjoyment in their academics. I believe that every student learns differently and that with the right approach every subject can be grasped.
In my free time, I love to paint, dance, hike, read and spend as much time with dogs as possible!
- Academic Algebra 1
- Academic Algebra 2
- Academic Trigonometry
- Academic Biology
- AP Biology
- Palo Alto