I have two B.S. degrees from the University of New Haven in Biology and Forensic Science. I made the deans list all but one of my semesters in college! I currently work full-time as a DNA technologist for Genedx. I would like to gain some experience over the next year in research and clinical settings to help me determine what I would like to do with my future. As an older sister of four I continually gain experience tutoring and mentoring. I have tutored students ranging from elementary school to high school. I have assisted all four of my siblings with math, science, reading, and Spanish at various grade levels. I also have experience tutoring a 16 year old in chemistry and spanish as well as a 9 year old in reading and math. In addition, I spent a year as the mentor of a fellow staff member during my Resident Assistant position at the University of New Haven. This involved helping my new coworker manage her time with academics and work, along with providing moral support during stressful situations. My first approach to tutoring is to establish a relationship with the student and get to know his or her strengths and weaknesses. It is my belief that in order to teach effectively you have to understand how the student learns and make the tutoring process fun and interesting! I feel that one of the most important aspects of tutoring is to help the students understand how they learn best, and teach them to put this knowledge to use in and out of the classroom. I will also help him or her learn time management skills and how to study effectively so that the student can get the most out of his or her education. Having utilized tutors during high school and college I have a great understanding or the struggles involved with learning, and how to overcome them. My experiences as a tutor and having been tutored myself will help me guide your student to success!Fun Facts: The one thing that I love to do in my spare time is knit! It is a great hobby that I established with my grandmother. I also enjoy playing soccer, skiing, and reading. During my Junior year of college I interned at the Yale University School of Medicine Department of Pathology. During this time I actually had hands-on experience in performing numerous autopsies! I have two younger sisters ages 9 and 12, and two younger brothers ages 11 and 15. One thing I want to do in the future is travel all over the world!