I am passionate about general problem-solving, and ever since I was a child, I have found it exciting to explain the solution to a problem to another person and guide them through the logic. Whether I was helping my mother configure her phone settings or helping my little brother with his homework, teaching others always brought a unique type of happiness to me.
I carried my passion for problem-solving into college: I received my B.S. in cognitive science, with specialization in design and interaction, from UC San Diego, where I also minored in computer science. My undergraduate curriculum comprised problem-solving with the aid of technology, empathy, and design.
My first formal experience as an educator was when I enrolled in a tutor training program and was given my Level 1 CRLA certification. Shortly after, I worked as a supplemental instruction leader for an intermediate algebra course. I functioned as a teaching assistant for my professor, held weekly sessions to collaboratively solve homework problems, and helped students develop effective study strategies. These experiences of assisting my community truly uncovered my innate passion for teaching and my desire to pursue it.
I believe that every student has the ability to succeed, and that with enough help they can achieve their goals. I’ve come to realize that my biggest strengths are my patience and my ability to adopt a forgiving mindset. No matter how much a student may struggle, I continually support them until their goals are met and their confidence is restored. I always look forward to being able to connect with my tutees on a personal level and creating a productive and fun work environment.
In my free time, I like to play piano, listen to pop music, watch anime, and play video games semi-competitively.