Tutoring Hours by appointment: Tues and Thurs 2:30-4:00 in room 9 for Middle Schoolers and 4:00 until about 4:40 for Chemistry students. Fridays I can be available by appointment. Please email me or speak to me in person to confirm my availability.
Please, e-mail me to schedule a phone or in-person discussion.
I was first introduced to teaching when I was assigned as a Navy technical instructor while on active duty. I realized that I enjoyed being given the opportunity to impart knowledge and skills to others so I decided to pursue academia as a full-time career. Upon starting college I fell in love with science after seeing its infinite value and applicability. I earned my credential from CSUCI in a tandem teaching program where I started and ended the year teaching side-by-side with a master sseventh-grade science teacher. I was drawn to CoCoSPA due to my eclectic background in music, dramatic arts, and stagecraft. What excites me most about my second year with the CoCoSPA family is the flexibility students have in displaying their knowledge and the fact that the staff values providing students with a safe space in which to learn.
My goal is to help you become a better student, a better problem solver, and to discover you are an extremely capable human being. I value honesty, creativity, and curiosity. I enjoy entertaining questions because it always opens up the floor for great discussions and learning opportunities. I will push you to reach further, try harder, and challenge yourself. Why? Because I know you are more capable than you think you are! Keep this in mind. My favorite part about science is that mistakes actually help you understand each concept better than if you do it perfectly the first time. The world’s best scientists got to where they are by continually failing and refusing to let it defeat them. As Thomas Edison said, “many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” Although it may get difficult, I will always strive to make sure we enjoy this journey together.