My experience with teaching began at Miami University where I was an undergraduate teaching assistant in Biology for 2 years. During my undergraduate career I was also a teaching assistant for Human Anatomy as well as a private tutor.I have a great passion for education and teaching and look forward to inspiring others to learn.
Currently I am pursuing a master's degree in Medical Physiology at Case Western Reserve University. I am the education chair for Advocates for Cleveland Health which is a public health organization designed for creating a more educated and healthier community. My ultimate goal is to become a physician and to teach others along the way.
Miami University-Oxford - Bachelors, Biology
Case Western Reserve University - Masters, Medical Physiology
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe in the philosophy of "see one, do one, teach one." The best way to learn is observe/hear the material first, then apply that knowledge. Once the material has been grasped, then the student should be able to teach it. The goal is to understand all aspects of the material.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Introduction, then we'd begin with basic concepts and terminology so that the student has a strong foundation.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Take a break from that concept, study some underlying or related concepts, and then come back to it.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
A great way to become interested in a subject is to learn how it relates to everyday life. Another way I like to get students to engage is by showing them videos, which often helps them learn as well.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
The ultimate level of understanding is being able to teach the material. I would like for the students to be able to explain the material back to me.