While majoring in biology at UCLA, I realized I had a gift for making hard subjects seem easy. I tutored both math and chemistry during undergrad, and I never forgot how much I enjoyed teaching. After finishing two years of medical school, I decided to switch careers and dedicate myself to my passion for teaching. In med-school, I used to tell everyone that if I had another life, I would be a teacher. However, I decided that, actually, I wanted to make that be this life.
After leaving behind medical school, I completed my teaching credential in chemistry, biology, and math while designing math curricula at Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley. I taught science in public school classrooms for about twenty years, specializing in chemistry and biology, before retiring from the classroom to work 1-on-1 with students as a tutor.
I believe that teaching is an art and that every student is capable of learning. It is our job as educators to provide the opportunity and the motivation for learning. 1-on-1 tutoring allows me to give every student the unique opportunity to learn by using different teaching modalities, and I believe that this flexibility is necessary to ensure a success story for every student.
When I am not teaching you can find me with a camera taking pictures of the trees and clouds. I also enjoy writing and swimming.