I am a lover of learning, especially mathematics. I believe students learn best from people they like, so I always make it a point to build relationships with students and treating them with respect and dignity. I also believe that students learn through different means, so I differentiate instruction to meet the needs of the students. I look forward to meeting all of the wonderful students who want to learn math in exciting way and engaging ways!
Undergraduate Degree: North Carolina State University at Raleigh - Bachelors, Political Science and Government
Graduate Degree: Johns Hopkins University - Current Grad Student, Education
I love sports! More specifically, I love basketball, track and field and tennis. I also love singing and dancing, reading and exercising.
What is your teaching philosophy?
Everyone is capable of learning; how they learn and what they learn varies from one person to the next, and there is nothing wrong with that.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I would get to know the student as well as give him/her the time to know me, ask clarifying questions about his/her needs, administer a diagnostic assessment and start to work on whatever subject he/she needs help with. However, each student has different needs, so my goal is always to meet the needs of the student and an individualized plan, not a one-size-fits-all option.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Through questioning and inquiry-based activities. Sometimes the best way for students to learn is to discover the answers instead of being told. When students need more support and breaking down of material, I will work to break down content to its most basic components and then build it up.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I would help a student stay motivated by first learning what motivates him or her and then using that as a constant reminder while coupling it with incentives that matter to the student.