I have always enjoyed tutoring/teaching, and look forward to helping students achieve their best. In this line of work I have learned as much as I have taught. It is my goal to make a positive and lasting impression on every student so that they walk away with more confidence and enjoyment of the subjects we cover. I have Bachelors degrees in Chemistry and Materials Science from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

I start by assessing student's level of understanding in the subject. I then start with simplified examples and built up to more complex, realistic scenarios, as applicable. Of course, I encourage questions along the way and emphasize that there is no penalty for asking again, as much as needed. Subject competence is verified by having the student "teach back" to me a problem or situation relevant to what is being covered.

Helping a student understand the difference between z-tests and t-tests in statistics was very fulfilling. This is especially relevant to t-tests, with the t-test caveats of smaller sample size, understanding of variance and standard deviation, and relevant degrees of freedom. Meetings were 2x/week covering this and other math/science subjects in addition to z and t-tests. The student showed notable improvement, as evident by homework and test grades.

The prairie nature preserves near me are phenomenal. Hiking and bike riding through the prairies is always a blast. Theater and chess are also enjoyable.

**Math:**

- Elementary Math
- Middle School Math
- Pre-Algebra
- Algebra I
- Algebra II
- Honors Algebra
- Geometry
- Trigonometry
- Pre-Calculus
- Calculus
- AP Calculus AB
- Statistics I
- Honors Geometry

**Science:**

- Elementary Science
- Middle School Science
- General Science
- Biology
- Honors Biology
- Chemistry
- Honors Chemistry
- Earth Science
- Environmental Science
- Physics
- Honors Physics
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Geology
- Astrophysics
- Biochemistry
- Physical Science
- Life Science

Tutoring subjects:

Elementary Math

Middle School Math

Algebra

Trigonometry

Calculus

Science