More About Me
As a tutor, I aim to empower my students with the problem-solving skills and confidence to achieve their personal academic goals. From grade school to university, I help students not only with their class material, but I also facilitate independent learning, encouraging them to pursue their own curiosities. I have worked with a wide range of students from grade school to university and shape my lessons around each student’s unique learning style.
In my free time, I enjoy swimming and gardening. Since the shelter-in-place, I have also renewed my love for running and crocheting.
Undergraduate University: University of California, Davis
Year of Graduation: 2020
Majors/Minors/Specialization: Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior; Spanish
Year of Graduation: 2020
Majors/Minors/Specialization: BA, Spanish; BS, Physiology
UC Davis Undergraduate of the Year - UC Davis Regents Scholar and Honors Program Student - SAT score 2310/2400 (730 reading, 780 writing, 800 math) - UC Davis Provost Undergraduate Fellow - Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society Member - Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Invitee - Phi Sigma Honor Society - UC Davis Chancellor's Civic Engagement Award - UC Davis Outstanding Community Service Award
I have been a tutor with the UC Davis Academic Assistance and Tutoring Center since April 2018. I have taught a wide variety of subjects including general and organic chemistry, physiology, genetics, writing, and Spanish. At UC Davis, I also had the privilege of serving as a learning assistant for a bioscience physics class. Alongside a graduate student TA, I facilitated weekly discussions on topics such as electricity and quantum mechanics and I independently lead several discussion classes. As a learning assistant, I learned to strike the perfect balance between listening and explaining, allowing the students to think aloud. Prior to starting at UC Davis, I was an SAT and PSAT tutor. I also taught middle and high school students a wide range of math subjects ranging from pre-algebra to precalculus.
Philanthropy / Volunteering Experience
For the past three years, I have served as a volunteer case manager for the a perinatal mental health clinic in Sacramento, CA. Working with many of the underserved patients in this clinic motivated me to create a new UC Davis student-organization called PANDA (Postpartum Anxiety N' Depression Advocates). As the president and co-founder of PANDA, I led the group to be a voice for affordable mental health care in Yolo County and the greater Sacramento Area. Additionally, I have volunteered as a Spanish medical interpreter at a federally qualified health center in Sacramento with a predominantly uninsured and undocumented patient population.