about me

I have been tutoring for 25 years; professionally since 2002. I have the best job in the world.

I am kind of a nerd.nerd (2)

I started tutoring in Junior High when other students in my science classes didn’t understand the material. Before long, I joined the math club so I could help younger students with their homework. I continued into High School where I tutored dozens of people and was the captain of the Quiz Team, co-captain of the Science Team, VP of the Math Club, and Valedictorian. I would love to tell you that I was super popular… but I’ll let you guess.

I went to college at Clemson University, where I studied Textile/Polymer Chemistry.  In addition to 4 semesters of Calculus, 3 semesters of Physics, and 6 semesters of Chemistry, I took Polymer Synthesis classes through the Textiles Department.  I worked as a Resident Assistant in my dorm, and received training in counseling, psychology, and conflict resolution. I also sang lead for a little coffee house band, which was one of my favorite things about college.

After graduation, I worked in industry for a while as a Process Chemist, but I missed working with – and helping – people. I went back to grad school because I wanted to teach.

In grad school I studied Polymer Chemistry and minored in Biochemistry. I completed all my coursework with a 3.8 GPA. As a TA, I taught undergraduate labs and had a blast doing it. Teaching was the best part of grad school. I was working on my Master’s Thesis (on piezoelectricity of spider silk polymer) when I got married and spent six months moving around the country with my new husband.

In the summer of 2002, we settled down and I started tutoring professionally.  Before long, I knew I’d found the job I want to do for the rest of my life. Everyone should be so lucky.

Now I live in Dover, Florida, with my husband and my two loud, energetic, and insanely cute kids (ages 8 and 10). We have two dogs (black labs) who drive us crazy. My interests include reading, Minecraft, music, Christian apologetics, and clean eating.  

2 thoughts on “about me”

  1. The videos are awesome, I just finished Claisen Rearrangement
    and oh! :-

    1) 20 years of experience………….wait WHAT! you look like a college student

    2) MINECRAFT!!!!!

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