Tutors Profiles - Summer 2014

Tutors Profiles - Summer 2014

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Graduated (Master's Degree)
Currently Accepting Students
CU Boulder Campus

    Mogi received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University at the age of 19 and received her M.S. in Chemical & Biological Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder.  At Purdue, she was employed as a Calculus and Chemistry tutor by the university's Minority Engineering Program.  She also worked as an undergraduate teaching assistant for the Chemical Engineering Calculations course (equivalent to CU's Chemical Engineering Materials & Energy Balances course) and for the Design of Staged Separation Processes course.  As a graduate student at CU, she worked as an advanced graduate teaching assistant for the Chemical Engineering Kinetics course. 

  In the Fall of 2009, Mogi left CU's PhD program and founded the BuffTutor Network. Since then, she has tutored hundreds of students in Math, Chemistry and Physics.  As a full-time tutor, Mogi is able to devote all of her time to addressing her students' academic needs, and as the director of the BuffTutor Network, she works tirelessly to assist hundreds of other students find the best tutors in the Boulder area.

Graduated (Master's Degree)
Currently Accepting Students
CU Boulder Campus, University Hill, Downtown Boulder, North Boulder, South Boulder, East Boulder
Broomfield, Eerie, Lafayette, Longmont, Louisville, Superior, Westminster

Alexa graduated with a BA in English and Political Science from Bennington College in 2005.  Her graduate work includes a MA in Teaching from Bennington College as well as a MA in Literature from Middlebury College.  As an English teacher of 7 years and an instructor of English Composition at Front Range Community College, Alexa is dedicated to helping students improving their writing skills and techniques.  Alexa has experience editing works ranging from traditional English papers to peer reviewed scientific publications. 

Graduate Student
No Longer Accepting Students
CU Boulder Campus, University Hill

Alex is currently a second year graduate student in the Economics PhD program at CU-Boulder. He received his B.A. in Economics with a minor in Finance from Claremont McKenna College and his M.A. in Economics from Boston University. As an undergraduate at Claremont McKenna, Alex took 20 different courses in the fields of Economics, Accounting, and Finance and was a tutor for both Intermediate Macroeconomics and Money and Banking. While at Boston University, he specialized in applied microeconomics fields such as environmental, labor, and public economics. At CU-Boulder, Alex has served as a T.A. for Principles of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics as well as Statistics and Intro to Econometrics. His focus as a graduate student is in applied microeconomics fields.

Outside of academics, Alex worked for several years for an economic consulting firm specializing in applications of environmental and public economics. The combination of his academic tutoring experience and real world applications enables him to relate opaque economics topics to students in a simple to understand manner.

Graduated (Bachelor's Degree)
No Longer Accepting Students
CU Boulder Campus, University Hill, Downtown Boulder, North Boulder, South Boulder, East Boulder

Ari graduated with a BS in Environmental Engineering from CU Boulder. She was employed as a Statics and Structures TA during her undergrad and hasn't stopped teaching since. She has worked tutoring small groups in Math and Chemistry and has taken STEM education courses to be a more effective tutor.  

Graduated (PhD)
Currently Accepting Students
CU Boulder Campus, University Hill, Downtown Boulder, North Boulder, South Boulder, East Boulder
Longmont, Louisville, Superior

Art is a retired Physics Professor, having taught for 4 decades at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Art stressed fundamentals and critical thinking and will do the same as your tutor.

Art has many practice Quizzes and tests to help students become better students and to build confidence.

Students can check out his previous student evaluations at the RateMyProfessor web site.  Search for Braundmeier, at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Graduated (Bachelor's Degree)
Currently Accepting Students
CU Boulder Campus, University Hill, Downtown Boulder, North Boulder, South Boulder, East Boulder

Brooke recently graduated with distinction from CU Boulder with a degree in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology as well as with a degree in Spanish Literature and Language. During the fall of 2014, Brooke completed CU's secondary science teacher licensure program with a semester of student teaching all levels of high school biology and anatomy/physiology. Throughout her undergraduate years, Brooke held various teaching positions for the MCDB department: a learning assistant for MCDB 1152, 2152, and 1150 (Biofundamentals); a teaching assistant for the MCDB 1151 and MCDB 2151 labs. In addition to teaching, Brooke spent two summers in the Woodruff Lab at Northwestern University in Chicago studying techniques to transport and cryopreserve the ovarian follicle.

While an advocate and admirer of science, Brooke is also passionate about the arts, in particular, Spanish literature. Brooke has studied the Spanish language since the first grade, which influenced her to study Spanish, in both the literary and language context. During the Spring and Summer of 2012, Brooke spent six months living and learning in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She will be headed to Brazil in 2015 on a US Fulbright Grant.

Brooke's tutoring mission is to provide the student with the individualized support he or she needs. She believes that each student possesses unique ways of learning and thus, it is her duty to identify and respond to these idiosyncrasies.

Graduated (Bachelor's Degree)
Currently Accepting Students
CU Boulder Campus

Caitlin is currently an undergraduate student at CU and majored in and completed her Spanish Language & Literature Bachelor's degree, and is working on finishing her second Bachelor's degree in International Affiars. She is great at Spanish and is even in the Spanish Honor Society, Sigma Delta Pi for her overall grades at CU as well as her grades in Spanish courses. Caitlin is well-versed in Spanish language, grammar, conversation, and literature, and maintained a Spanish GPA of She has been studying Spanish for a large part of her life and even spent a month in Mexico working with Spanish-speaking children and teaching them English. 

Graduated (Master's Degree)
Currently Accepting Students
CU Boulder Campus, University Hill, Downtown Boulder, North Boulder, South Boulder, East Boulder
Louisville, Superior

Charlie is a May 2014 graduate of CU Boulder's Asian Languages MA in Japanese. After three years of working as a TA for Japanese language courses at CU, Charlie is completing secondary teaching licensure this year before returning to Japan in summer 2015.

Graduated (Bachelor's Degree)
Currently Accepting Students
CU Boulder Campus, University Hill, Downtown Boulder, North Boulder, South Boulder, East Boulder
Broomfield, Lafayette, Longmont, Louisville, Superior

Chris is an accomplished graduate student with 2 peer reviewed research publications and a 3.9 graduate GPA. He has 4 semesters of teaching experiance in both Human Anatomy Lab and Human Physiology Lab. He consistently receives high marks on his FCQs, 5.9 out of 6.0 for TA overall and 6.0 out of 6.0 for TA's knowledge of the subject. In addition, his sections perform very well compared to other sections in the course, 1st and 3rd on the most recent Muscles Practial (Human Anatomy Lab) out of 24 sections. 

Graduated (Bachelor's Degree)
Currently Accepting Students
CU Boulder Campus, University Hill, Downtown Boulder, North Boulder, South Boulder, East Boulder
Louisville, Superior

Dakota has been studying the Spanish language for seven years and counting. She began her study in high school, and continued through college, majoring in Spanish Language and Literature. In completing four years of intensive Spanish study in college with grammar, conversation, and literature courses she is extreamly well versed in reading, writing and conversing in Spanish. Although she did not study abroad, she went on a three week trip with the Volunteer Resource Center at CU to Nicaragua and was the only student who spoke Spanish. As a result, in her home stay she translated for a week and a half between her housemates, CU students, and the host family, Nicaraguans. Additionally, Dakota uses her Spanish daily at her current job at a gym, and handels all matters with anyone who speaks Spanish.   

Graduate Student
No Longer Accepting Students
CU Boulder Campus

Elliot has signifcant experience in physics and mathematics. He received his bachelors degree in physics from St. Mary's College of Maryland and is currently working towards his master's degree in aerospace engineering at CU. Elliot was a TA in both general physics I and general physics II. He also tutored students in math and physics. Elliot strives to ensure students understand the underlying concepts of the material they are studying, helping them excel in the classroom, on homework and on exams.

Graduate Student
Currently Accepting Students
CU Boulder Campus, University Hill, Downtown Boulder
Longmont, Louisville, Superior

Emily is currently a PhD candidate in German Studies at CU Boulder.  After completing her Bachelors Degree in Women's & Gender Studies, German, and Economics at Bucknell University in 2009, Emily spent two years teaching English and studying in Heidelberg, Germany.  She is fluent in German and has experience teaching German language courses to a variety of students at different levels and with different language abilities.  She also is TEFL certified, which means she is able to and has a lot of experience teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) and business English to children and adults alike.  Emily received in Masters Degree in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Cincinnati last year, and is comfortable teaching and tutoring a wide-range of feminist, women's studies, and sociology classes.  

Emily looks forward to working with students interested in improving their German language skills, who are struggling in their German content courses, or who are seeking help in Women's Studies or beginning sociology courses.  She is also available to help students seeking to improve their English, or who are preparing for the TOEFL exam.  

Graduated (Bachelor's Degree)
Currently Accepting Students
CU Boulder Campus, University Hill, Downtown Boulder, North Boulder, South Boulder, East Boulder

Jonathan graduated summa cum laude from CU Boulder with a double major in Integrative Physiology and German in 2013 (IPHY GPA 3.97). While a student at CU, he worked for 1.5 years at the Student Academic Success Center tutoring Anatomy, Physiology and Organic Chemistry. In addition, Jonathan spent a year abroad in Regensburg, Germany and currently hold the C1 certificate from the Goethe Institute. 

Graduated (Bachelor's Degree)
Currently Accepting Students

Keir taught high school math for nine years including accelerated precalculus, trigonometry, functions, geometry, algebra, algebra 2 and algebra 3.  He has spent countless hours helping his student outside of class time.  He can easily adapt to a wide range of learning styles.  He particularly enjoys assisting students with limited confidence and/or math phobias.

Graduate Student
Currently Accepting Students
CU Boulder Campus, South Boulder

Molly May graduated Summa Cum Laude from CU Boulder with a degree in physics and a minor in math. She is currently in her third year of graduate school at CU pursuing a PhD in physics (her research is in quantum biology). 

Molly is bright, enthusiastic, and great at explaining difficult concepts. As a graduate student, she  has worked as a TA and tutored for four semesters. During her undergraduate career, Molly worked as a Learning Assistant and a tutor for PHYS 1110 (intro to mechanics). She also worked with the Physics Education Research group developing better ways to teach quantum mechanics and volunteered teaching physics in a low income elementary school. Molly's combination of content knowledge and teaching experience helps students at any level succeed.

Undergraduate Student
No Longer Accepting Students
CU Boulder Campus, University Hill, Downtown Boulder, North Boulder, South Boulder, East Boulder

Nick is currently finishing his B.A. in Physics and in French while simultaneously working towards acquiring his Educator License in the State of Colorado. He has been studying French for 8 years, including spending the Summer of 2013 studying at the Institut Français des Alpes in Annecy, France. He is in the Presidential Scholars Program at CU-Boulder, the scholarship given to the most prestigious incoming out-of-state students.

Nick has worked as a Learning Assistant (LA) for General Physics 2 at CU-Boulder, and is currently involved in the PISEC physics education program, a volunteer organization running after-school programs for local underrepresented youth. He has unofficially tutored friends and family members, and is excited to help students reach their educational goals!


Undergraduate Student
Currently Accepting Students
CU Boulder Campus, University Hill, Downtown Boulder, South Boulder

     William Smith is currently a senior at UC, majoring in geography and minoring in history. As a child, he competed at the Florida State Geography Bee. He worked for six and a half years as a geospatial analyst with the US Army, and was the distinguished graduate for his class. While enlisted, he was promoted to be the manager of a GIS team, and fell in love with sharing knowledge and experience.

     He has also been an avid history buff since childhood, mostly focused on the history of the United States and the Roman Empire.