Passion for learning has been one of the driving forces of my life. In my first year of high school, I even earned my school’s Core Characteristic Award for Curiosity. The process of absorbing diverse information and applying it to creative problem solving is wonderfully engaging and deeply satisfying to me. It is my privilege to share that enthusiasm with others as a tutor.
Born and raised in the Bay Area, I went to college at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, CA, where I studied physics. Through my experiences at Mudd, I learned a lot about neurodiversity and the importance of appropriate support to student success. It is the responsibility of the educational environment to make a student feel like they are in a space where it’s okay to make mistakes and learn from them. I bring this awareness to my tutoring by considering my students as whole people and by considering factors beyond the content that might impact their learning.
Prior to joining the AJT team, I had experience in assisting college students in completing coursework in graphic design and working to make employment skills accessible as a job coach for adults with intellectual disabilities. Making skills and content accessible is my current favorite problem to solve, and I apply this to physics and study skills in my tutoring sessions.
Physics calls to me out of an appreciation for the beauty of the natural world. It is a wonder that we are able to describe as much as we can about so many phenomena using math, observation, and experimentation. Sharing physics with others lets me show them new ways to engage with and appreciate the world around them.
When I’m not tutoring, I’m taking classes in topics ranging from UX design, coding, and digital art or spending time with my cats.