About Me

Areas of Expertise

  • ACT
  • SAT
  • PSAT
  • AP Biology
  • Honors Biology
  • Pre-AP Biology
  • Biology
  • Genetics
  • Chemistry
  • Pre-AP Chemistry
  • Honors Chemistry
  • Algebra I
  • Algebra II
  • Geometry
  • Pre-Calculus 


  • Grambling State University, BS in Biology, 1992
  • California Institute of Technology, MS in Biology, 1999
  • California Institute of Technology, PhD in Biology, 2001

I enjoy helping my students with test preparation and academic success. I excel in boosting students’ confidence and motivating them to take ownership of their own learning and progression. Students embrace my enthusiasm and reciprocate my commitment. My passion for and commitment to my students' success is apparent in every tutoring session.

I have over 4000 hours of tutoring experience and started tutoring while I attended CalTech and served as a Teaching Assistant for 6 years. My greatest joy is seeing a student overcome a challenge or grasp a concept for the first time. In my spare time, I love tinkering, reading, salsa dancing, and woodworking.