Tessa is a Bay Area native who attended CSU Long Beach and received a BS in Biology with a concentration in Zoology and a minor in Chemistry. While at CSULB, she was able to take a summer abroad to work with the wildlife in Australia at the Cairns Tropical Zoo as well as perform research in the tropical rain forest of Costa Rica. After her amazing experience as an undergrad, she went to Sonoma State University and received her teaching credential in secondary education with a concentration in science.
Tessa has taught Biology, Chemistry and Zoology for the past 7 years and has been certified in specializing education in academic instruction in English for long term English learners. This helped her realize her calling to help struggling students and focus her teaching to reach those students who may otherwise fall through the cracks. Teaching has been a life-long passion of Tessa’s and she has been fortunate enough to work with students of all abilities and help them gain success in their education and build confidence in their ability to become high achieving adults. In her spare time, Tessa loves to travel and experience different cultures.