I graduated cum laude from Georgetown University in 1997, earning a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology.
I am a lifelong student and have completed coursework over the years at Boston University, Harvard University, and Northwestern University.
RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCEMy tutoring experience extends back to my high school years: at Loyola Academy, I tutored underclassmen for NHS in the areas of Chemistry and Geometry.
At Georgetown University, after completing EMT-Basic certification, I instructed EMTs-in-training for two years with the Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service (GERMS). After completing my own studies of Organic Chemistry, I specialized in Organic Chemistry tutoring, retaining between 10 and 20 students at a time as I continued my undergraduate studies.
In May 1997, I moved to Boston and began tutoring Organic Chemistry students at Boston University, later expanding to include Massachusetts College of Pharmacy (MCP) and other members of the Fenway Consortium.
On my return to Chicago in January 2002, I began instructing beginner-level classical guitar through the Dalaguete Music Foundation (DMF). I also found a few students to tutor in Biology, Statistics, and Organic Chemistry at St. Ignatius College Preparatory and Oakton Community College.
Currently, I instruct at both the college and high school levels. I work in the areas that favor logical thinking of both verbal and quantitative sorts, with a greater emphasis on operation than memorization: SAT, ACT, and PSAT prep (for which I have helped design the curriculum used by Prairie State Prep); Statistics, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus; Physics, Biology, General/Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry; and even ancient Latin. Of all the areas in which I have instructed others one-on-one in the past 14 years, my favorite subject to tutor is easily Organic Chemistry.