I'm a graduate of the Teacher Education program at Metropolitan State University of Denver. I received my B.S. in Environmental Science in the in December 2016 after completing my student teaching requirements at Columbine High School, where I taught Chemistry and Conceptual Physics. I've spent two years in local classrooms helping teachers and students while I develop my own teaching skills. In that time I've found that my favorite moments are when I get to help students one-on-one, helping them understand the material and build skills. My program has given me a strong background in math and the sciences, and I especially have enjoyed helping students grasp the concepts behind chemistry. I've found that the key in teaching chemistry, or any subject, is to find strong connections to what students already know. Whether that means relating to personal experiences or just finding the right metaphor, I'm all about bringing the material to a place where my clients can really get it. When I'm not immersed in academic work, I'm usually getting out to hike and bike in Colorado's unique wilderness, reading a good book, or gaming with friends.
Metropolitan State University - BS, Environmental Science