Madi Brunette

Academic Tutor

I was born and raised in Seattle, WA, where I attended K-12. I moved to California to attend Stanford University and study biology. At Stanford, I learned the importance of being vulnerable in the learning process by owning what you don’t know and never being afraid to ask for help.

My love for science started thanks to a particularly passionate teacher in middle school. Since then, my love for science has grown and inspired me to pursue medicine. Throughout my educational journey, I have come to enjoy the problem solving aspects of chemistry and how biology connects to my passion of human physiology.

I grew up with a younger sister, and I gained informal tutoring experience helping her through her chemistry classes in high school. The experience encouraged me to serve as a mentor for freshman in college, helping them to improve study skills, learn time management, and communicate effectively with their professors.

As a chemistry and biology tutor, I find that one of the most difficult things in chemistry is applying learned concepts. I use practice problems in teaching students to translate a concept into concrete numbers. For biology, verbal learning is very important, and narrating new concepts can help reveal the holes in students’ understanding. At large, I believe that consistent and focused efforts on weak areas over time lead to success, and I work to guide my students to study effectively and to develop confidence in their abilities.

In my free time, I compete on a women’s gymnastics team, and I continue to support Stanford athletics and can always be caught cheering on sports.

Subjects Tutored:

Academic Chemistry
Academic Biology
AP Chemistry
AP Biology


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