B.S. in Biology, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Ph.D. in Genetics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
I have fifteen years of experience in biotechnology and laboratory management. During my years in this industry I found myself naturally gravitating toward the educational aspects of the job. I trained scores of entry-level technicians to understand and perform highly technical processes, plus nurses and genetic counselors to better communicate the results of genetic testing to their patients. Training new employees and helping position them for successful careers was a joy to me. I love the challenge of finding simple, clear ways to communicate highly technical concepts (the more complicated the better). This is where I’ve always excelled.
Why I Became a Tutor
From an academic/professional perspective, my choice in becoming a tutor comes from a lifelong love of learning and teaching. From a personal perspective, this choice comes from my experience as a parent trying to help her children navigate through the public school system and on to college. Seeing our children struggle in a particular class, unable to help, leaves us feeling frustrated and powerless. It can bring stress and tension into the home.
Most businesses start with the idea of filling a need or solving a problem, and mine is no different. My mission is to create a safe learning environment for students that is designed to build confidence, and the belief that they can learn anything when they apply themselves. Regular feedback to keep the parents informed and involved is essential. I strive to help bring relief to families who are searching for a solution.
Seeing that smile on my student’s face when they begin to really understand their math, or hearing from a parent that their child’s grade improved and their home is more peaceful in the evenings is so gratifying. This is why I am a tutor.