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Graham

I'm a student at Western Governors University getting a B.S. in Science Education with ambitions to pursue a doctoral degree in Theoretical or Astrophysics. While in Community College, I made the Dean's List and was inducted into the honor's society. Some of my favorite subjects to tutor are Middle School Math, Algebra 1, and Science. In my free time, I like to think about the "Next Big Thing" and how we can shape the world for the better. I am a big fan of anime and BBC series. I'm always reading: whether it's the news or a book, I'm always reading.

When it comes to teaching, I have always believed that each individual is far more capable than they give themselves credit for. A student's abilities are far greater than they realize. As an educator, I seek to expose students to that remarkable ability to reason and problem solve. For me, I see no greater victory than seeing a student grapple with a topic, wrestle with it so much, and then finally achieve mastery. I also encourage all of my students to never be afraid of failure, I remind them that all the great thinkers, those who left their mark on history they also were phenomenal at failure. Einstein, struggled for years to understand his own Theory of Relativity; Elon Musk, with the recent explosion at Space X, is being reminded that he too can and will fail some of the times. The key is "what do I do with those failures?" Do you sit and sulk? Or do you say "Alright, this is a set back, but I'm glad I had the learning experience to be prepared for the next time.

I am constantly trying to enforce the notion that everything in life is an opportunity if you give it the option. In education, I believe there is no substitute for hard work, you will have students who are gifted with no sense of effort, and those students who struggle but they put in hours trying to master it. That's a mindset I want to bestow upon each of my students regardless of whether they're meeting for enrichment or because they are struggling. I don't believe in giving answers, I am a person who will help you get there but I want to see you solve it. I also don't believe in teaching "What to think" but "How to think" -- that's what Math and Science should do -- help you to think critically and problem solve.

I believe learning is a personal journey, one that we all are better for, and I hope that I can lead the way for others just like others paved the way for me.

Undergraduate Degree:

 Western Governors University - Current Undergrad, Science Education

STEM! Anytime I am thinking, I'm thinking about the next big thing to make humanity better

Elementary School Math

High School Chemistry

Middle School Science