Teaching and tutoring has always been a passion of mine. My first job was a tutoring position and it only helped my drive to help others understand concepts and apply them to any problems. As a senior in high school, I created my own sessions to help students successfully take the reading comprehension part of the SAT. Ever since I have been actively involved in helping students ranging from elementary school to college in subject areas such as math, science, reading, English, and writing. I completed my undergraduate degree at Youngstown State University and graduated with my bachelors in science. I then went on to obtain my masters in public health at Case Western. Education is and foremost the most important part of my life and I know that in order to help students learn, I have to first understand their strengths and drawbacks. I believe with my perspective, I can quickly help and foster understanding in all the students whom I will have the opportunity to tutor.
Undergraduate Degree: Youngstown State University - Bachelors, Biology, General
Graduate Degree: Case Western Reserve University - Masters, Public Health
Reading, Writing, Playing and watching basketball and tennis. I also enjoy traveling and talking to people about culture and different backgrounds!
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy is to make sure that the students understand the concepts and can apply them to any problem. I don't want to just solve the problem for them. I want to enable them to look at any problem and apply the concepts and solve them successfully.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I would like to gauge where they stand and want to know what their strengths and drawbacks are.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I can help a student become an independent learner by increasing their self-confidence and showing them successful studying habits.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I believe motivation would come automatically when the student sees his or her accomplishments.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I would remain patient and tackle the skill or concept from various angles until the student is confident he or she gets it.