I had the pleasure very early in my career to serve as a teacher for 7th and 8th grade science. That experience taught me a lot about myself and uncovered a passion to work with students. While a lot of my career has been spent working in non-profits, I have taken multiple opportunities to work with students. I have worked at 2 colleges/universities, one in Georgia and one in Florida. Within most of the non-profits I have worked, I established volunteer programs that utilized students due to their passion to help and be of service.
I grew up in Florida, performed very well throughout K-12 and received a full academic scholarship to Bethune-Cookman College, where I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Later, I went on to earn a Master of Public Health degree from the University of South Florida.
I love figuring out what type a learner a student is - audio, visual and/or hands-on - and using their strengths in learning to help them perform better in a particular subject. Everyone learns differently and sometimes just by figuring out the best way to learn, it can greatly improve academic outcomes.
I love tutoring and teaching in the sciences, writing and public speaking as those represent my personal and professional passions!
Outside of academia, I own a business that focuses on spiritual, mental, physical and financial health. I get to work with different groups of people to provide services and products and/or partner on business ventures. I have two wonderful children in the public school system who perform well in school and extracurricular activities.
Bethune-Cookman University - Bachelors, Biology
University of South Florida-Main Campus - Masters, Health Services Management
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy is based on my belief that I am here to guide my students to their success. People who are willing to learn to do anything they set their mind to, and I am here to coach, guide, encourage, and support them while doing so.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
In a first session, I will ask questions to get to know the student, such as grade, favorite and least favorite subjects in school and whether they are aware of the type of learner they are - audio, visual or hands-on. I will briefly share a little about myself and my teaching philosophy.