I have been employed at St. Johns Learning Center since January, 2012 as a tutor for grades K-12 Math and Science, as well as ACT and SAT preparation. In addition to this direct tutoring experience, I am also a graduate of UNF with a Bachelor’s degree in Middle Grades Math and Science Education. During my time in this program, I was required to complete multiple pre-internships as well as a full time internship, all in middle schools and high schools in Duval County in both Math and Science classes. During my internship, I taught seventh and eighth grade Science for the first half of the semester, and then Honors Pre-Algebra, Honors Algebra, as well as Honors Geometry with eighth grade students for the second half of the semester.
Throughout all of these experiences and opportunities and interactions with such a variety of subject matter, ages of students, and settings of instruction, I feel that I have found my niche within the world of education. Tutoring is where I feel most comfortable and where I want to be within education. Public education and classroom settings, in certain cases, do not offer the best environment for students to develop understanding and take real ownership of the knowledge they are learning. I find the atmosphere and environment tutoring offers to foster a stronger connection between the student and the teacher. I have found repeatedly that this can lead to a much larger impact and positive development of the student. Tutoring offers the teacher a more potent influence, as well as allows them to work and assist and instruct to the specific needs and styles of every student.
University of Northern Florida - Bachelors, Middle Grades Math/Science Education
ACT Composite: 31
ACT English: 33
ACT Math: 31
ACT Reading: 30
ACT Science: 30