Catherine was born and raised in California and has called the Bay Area home for most of her life. After graduating from high school with highest honors, Catherine pursued her love of math and science by attending UC Santa Barbara and majoring in Biological Sciences. In college, Catherine held a leadership position on UCSB’s Associated Students Legislative Council, was elected Vice President of her sorority, became a UCLEADs Research Scholar, and even served as a flag football referee.
After graduating from college, Catherine worked as a nursing assistant and a cell biology research assistant at UCSF where she discovered that neither career path was a good fit for her. That’s when the draw back to education began. In addition to private tutoring, Catherine spent several years running a non-profit tutoring program at the Community Youth Center in Concord, CA. Recently, Catherine decided to follow her passion and return to the classroom as a high school teacher.
Catherine has over ten years of tutoring experience and currently works as a high school math teacher. She believes in teaching good study habits, organization, and time management to all her students no matter the topic. As a firm believer in mentorship, Catherine also makes time to get to know each student’s passions, interests, and goals. She lives for the “light bulb moment” when mentoring students and strives to help her students hate math a little bit less.
In Catherine’s spare time, she enjoys time outdoors with her husband, baby boy, and dog.