EducationPhD in Organic Chemistry/Chemical Biology from The University of Wisconsin-Madison 2012
Chemistry major Biochemistry and French minor at Santa Clara University, B.S. 2006
ExperiencePhD biological chemist with TA, tutoring, and teaching experience in Biology, Biochemistry, General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry. Over 8 years of teaching/tutoring experience at the high school and undergrad level.
I have recently tutored students for AP Chemistry, high school french, and college-level organic chemistry at Berkeley (Chem 3A and 3B). I most recently helped a student who had not passed the second semester of ochem twice and she got a B the semester we worked together.
I took some time off from tutoring once we moved to Marin, but I miss teaching. I would love to spend my time away from work continuing to tutor in the subjects I love.
HobbiesI enjoy all kinds of things from long distance running, hiking, yoga, music, and time with friends and family. I relate well to all kinds of people and am very outgoing and personable. I work full-time as a scientist an am also happy to discuss future career opportunities for those interested in the sciences.
Client Reviews (4)
Holly is a fantastic tutor; she is both incredibly bright and a fantastic motivator. I highly recommend her. Holly tutored me this past spring 2012 in Chem 349 at SFSU. She has a clear passion for teaching and was able to break the material down into simpler terms, making the course material overall way more approachable than I was experiencing in the classroom setting and office hours with the professor. Her knowledge of both biochemistry and organic chemistry played strongly in my favor as this particular course had a underlying emphasis in organic. Also, Holly relayed to me valuable test taking strategies during our sessions. Due to this, I have begun to approach exam taking in a whole new way, increasing my overall test scores not only in biochemistry but all of my courses.
Had her for chem 3A. Super helpful. She knew her stuff and went over problems step by step, so that you could develop strategies to approach problems. The tutoring really had a huge impact on my performance in this course.
Holly began tutoring me in organic chemistry during my sophomore year, at the time I was a pre-med chemistry major. She is fun, intelligent, and has a true gift for teaching. Her expertise in the field of chemical biology makes her an ideal tutor for students studying chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, and especially for someone preparing for the MCATs. Through working with her I discovered a true passion for organic chemistry and am currently pursuing a Ph.D in Organic Chemistry at Yale; she played a crucial role in my development as a scientist and I would strongly recommend her as a tutor to any student who is serious about getting quality help from an expert educator.
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