I believe in meeting students wherever their level of understanding is, and working from there. I find that students almost always know more than they think they do, and I aim to guide them in gaining confidence in their academic abilities. I think that learning new things is an exciting and interesting experience. I believe in teaching students not only to pass their tests, but to enjoy and get excited about the material as well.
I graduated with double majors in Chemistry and English Literature from McGill University, earning a B.Sc. and a graduation award in English. I was homeschooled for the early years of elementary school, instilling a love of learning and a drive to find things out for myself. I went to Catholic school for elementary and a specialized Literary Arts Program as a part of my public high school in Ottawa.
I have tutored for over seven years. I have led tutorials of medium-sized classes (20 to 40 students) and ran drop-in help rooms and office hours. I have privately tutored individual students both at their home and at school. I provided guidance and support through email and by managing online discussion boards.
I have edited for various publications, both scientific (a non-profit science education website) and literary (creative writing). I both acted in and managed filming of professors for educational videos in the Chemistry Department at my University. I was very active in departmental student union activities. In high school, I regularly volunteered for many festivals and other cultural events.