My approach to each student is catered to their individual needs. I'm very patient and I enjoy meeting new students and making sure they feel confident; trust me that I will never make you feel "dumb" or stressed for not understanding something, my goal is 100% to make sure that you achieve as much success as possible and to be someone who you can be totally honest with regarding your understanding of a topic. One of the major advantages of a tutor over a teacher or TA is that you can ask questions freely with no fear of judgement or those awkward situations where a teacher thinks you should already know something you don't (everyone has gaps in their knowledge). I am entirely here to make sure you succeed.
In my spare time I play rugby - I love staying active, lifting and working out regularly, and I look forward to getting back into those things as we move past coronavirus.
I put a lot of effort into adapting my tutoring style to maximize the learning and success of each of my students. Where one student might need a thorough refresher on high school math, another student may need someone who pushes them to master harder and harder concepts. My subject mastery reaches up through college calculus 3 and linear algebra, and I am happy to help any students with any topic, high school or college up to that point.
I use Zoom for meetings with students (and parents in the case of high school tutoring), and I also cover the cost of an online whiteboard to facilitate back-and-forth discussion of equations and concepts with students.
I'm an Ivy League grad with over 10 years of experience working as a tutor, in which time I've helped students from many different backgrounds achieve their goals and improve their scores. I have many success stories of students going from C's to A's in their classes, and SAT students have seen an average score increase of over 200 points. I provide tutoring for high school and college math through calculus 3 and graduate linear algebra, as well as all undergrad chemistry and physics courses. Currently I am a graduate student researching Arctic ecosystems and sea-ice physics, with plans to pursue a Ph.D. starting next year. I also love staying active and competing, regularly playing club rugby and other sports.
Master of Science in Marine Science
University of NC Wilmington
Bachelor of Science in Biology
Teaching and Research:
Crest Tutoring (owner) / online
• Created tutoring business and website: CrestTutoring.com
• Developed comprehensive SAT and ACT tutoring plans for students
• Provided one on one lessons with an over 200pt average score increase on SAT
• Created youtube channel and have begun a video lesson series
• Created lesson plans and taught labs for physics 101 students
• Proctored examinations and provided grade reports to professors
• Provided weekend pre-exam review sessions
2019 - present
• Collected samples from the sea-ice and ocean of the Fram Strait
• Developed isotopic methods of determining ocean water mass composition
• Performed data analysis, sample analysis, and data representation
• Presented results at the AGU fall conference in 2019
Collegevine / online
• Provided remote SAT tutoring to students
• Created new tests and internal tools
Cornell University / Ithaca, NY
• Executed field research, sample/data analysis, and machine maintenance
• Led a team of graduate students and undergraduates in achieving research tasks
• Maintained and developed standard operating procedures
• Maintained datasets and large stores of samples for a biogeochemistry lab
Cornell University / Ithaca, NY
• Performed field and lab work for a biogeochemistry lab
• Completed data entry and data organization tasks
Andrew Castagno et al. 2019. Sea Ice-Ocean-Ecosystem Interactions During a High Phytoplankton
Productivity Spring Bloom Event in the Fram Strait. AGU 2019 Fall Conference.
Andrew Castagno & Christine Goodale. 2017. Response of Soil Greenhouse Gas Fluxes to
Nitrogen and Sulfur Addition. NERC 2017 conference.
American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Conference – December 2019
Northeast Ecosystem Research Cooperative (NERC) – March 2017
Hubbard Brook Annual Cooperators Meeting – July 2015
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