I am a 2013 graduate of Tennessee State University where I received my Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering. I began my college career at Valparaiso University where I played football for a year prior to transferring to Tennessee State. . During my time at TSU, I served as a mentor and tutor to freshman who majored in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). In addition, I spent time at the STEM Prep Academy where I tutored grade school children. While at TSU I joined the Army National Guard, where I have been serving for the last 5 years. As an active participant on campus, I served as president of the American Society of Civil Engineers and assistant secretary of my fraternity on campus. I have a passion to see young individuals succeed in the classroom, and like to assist with that process when I am able to.
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe a student is more open to learning with someone they enjoy being around. I like to get to know the student as best as I can, cater to their interests, and teach around those. This way, the student actually enjoys coming to tutoring sessions.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
The first session will be a feeling-out session. I'd try to get to know the student and gain a grasp of where they are currently in class. This will help me to gauge what kind of plan we will need going forward.