My goal is to give tools the students need to learn not force feed information;
-In organic chemistry this means mechanistic teaching, not memorization.
-I work with the student, and am flexible to accommodate lesson plans to their schedule.
-Typically will need an outline of the course from the student and what their goals are for the course.
-If you're having difficulty with a particular concept we can just focus on that or if you're having difficulty with the entire course or wish to excel at the course we can meet regularly.
-I expect additional work outside of lessons from the student based on study aids we come up with together.
-The best way to learn is to practice with concepts and questions not through a lecture that way we can check understanding.
-Typically at the end of a tutoring session I'll make up a review sheet for the student to cover the concepts that we went over in the lesson so that the student can refer back to it.
I have been tutoring friends in classes since high school but have formally tutored chemistry students for 2 years during my undergraduate coursework. I have 3 degrees, 2 B.S. (Chemistry and Chemical Engineering) and an M.S. in Chemistry with a specialty in Semiconductors. I currently am looking for employment as a process engineer, but have always enjoyed tutoring.
-During my tutoring experience I regularly met with 2 students and over the course of my tutoring experience met with at least 10 for exam preparation.
-Both students I met with regularly achieved their goal gradewise, 1 achieved an A on the final exam, the other students I met with reported my teaching "helpful"
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR M.S. August 2018
Chemistry- Photovoltaics & Semiconductor Device Processing GPA: 3.5
Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO B.S. May 2017
Dual Degree: Chemical Engineering, Chemistry GPA: 3.74
Organic Chemistry Tutoring via American Chemical Society involvement Summer 2015-Spring 2017
• Mentored organic chemistry students to accomplish a comprehensive understanding of organic synthesis via mechanistic teaching resulting in at least one grade letter bump per mentee
• Related to students to come up with an individualized study plan for finals week that worked with their existing time priorities and other finals
Awards and Poetry
• Robert A. Baxter Award - highest departmental academic standing in the Colorado School of Mines Chemistry Department (Spring 2017)
• Organic chemistry award -highest test scores in the department (Spring 2015)
• Nominated for Oppenheimer award - illumination of issues surrounding the 30 year Kaminoseki nuclear power plant conflict (Spring 2014)
• Published “Determining my functionality (within error)” poem in High Grade, Colorado School of Mines (Spring 2017)
Technical Projects and Employment
Global Foundries Process Engineer Intern, Malta, NY October 2017-July 2018
• Implemented automatic process control (APC) on Ta/TaN Endura chambers to center thickness resulting in reduced tool downtime through automation
• Qualified two additional TiN HM chambers for a mixed 7nm/14nm product run path with different pasting frequencies increasing capacity by 14%
• Collaborated with process engineers and technicians to update SOPs via Infopath after finding process gaps reducing meantime to response
• Developed knowledge of yield control strategies via FDC (fault detection and classification) and SPC (statistical process control) charts with weekly OOC (Out of Control) reports
• Presented and documented a new partitioning strategy to reduce defects in Endura mainframes, rolled out across the Endura fleet
University of Oregon Masters Industrial Experience Summer 2017
• Experienced hands on learning in a small team to fabricate MOSFET device with in depth process optimization of wafer cleaning, oxide growth, lithography and metal deposition
• Designed and improved standard operating procedures from scratch improving wafer yields by a factor of 20
• Electrically characterized multiple devices to extract device parameters and analyze device failure
• Quickly gained an understanding of basic semiconductor physics such as band bending diagrams, J-V and C-V curves, dopant densities and how each tie into MOS capacitor, p-n junction and MOSFET devices
Colorado School of Mines Senior Design-Low Pressure Ammonia Plant Spring 2017
• Designed a low pressure ammonia plant using cryogenic distillation and water gas shift reactions to produce feedstock nitrogen and hydrogen by researching existing methods
• Incorporated Dr. Colin Wolden and Dr. Doug Way’s novel Vanadium membrane reactor into the commercial scale design of ammonia production, which operates at 10atm, an order of magnitude lower pressure than commercial Haber-Bosh reactors
• Collaborated with other students to produce a cohesive 110 page report detailing design parameters, ASPEN model results and development, and economic outcomes of the ammonia plant design
• Sized and costed over 30 lab, pilot and commercial scale unit operations using design heuristics with the aid of excel and VBA program to develop economic sensitivity analysis
• Initiated contact with the Merichem company to receive cost estimates for sulfur removal out of natural gas feed stock using patented LO-CAT technology. As a result, the LO-CAT system was only viable for the pilot scale.
Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Field Session Lab projects Summer 2016
• Efficiently used time management skills in a three-person team to complete multiple experiments and analysis
• Completed high volume of data processing on heat exchangers, distillation columns, fixed bed adsorption, tank heating, friction factor piping, and adiabatic cooling to identify operational adherence to theory
• Posited non-idealities in unit operations such as pipe fouling and confirmed hypothesis using plausibility and statistical analysis
Colorado School of Mines Researcher-Organic Synthesis, Sellinger Group December 2015-May 2016
• Synthesized para-terphenyl derivatives using air-free Schlenk techniques for use in plastic scintillators and presented at the biannual CSM chemistry poster session
• Learned about the innerworkings of plastic scintillators to understand the importance of synthesis and solubility tests in the greater scheme of commercial application
Colorado School of Mines Researcher- Characterizing Solar cells, Wolden Group
• Characterized thin film thickness and crystallinity using ellipsometry and XRD after depositing films via sputtering in order to aid in the characterization of MoC thin films
• Measured UV-vis transmittance and absorbance measurements and capacitance-voltage curves of completed thin film CdTe solar cells devices to aid in characterizing their performance
• Operated FESEM, ESEM and EDX to detect impurities and confirm crystalline structure of CdTe solar cells
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