The word, "education" is a mid-16th century term that has two different Latin roots: educare, which means to train or mold, and educere, meaning to lead or draw out. The former entails rote memorization, perfecting a trade, and becoming a productive laborer. The American educational system has widely adopted this ethos, especially in regards to children of the working class. Educere - necessitating critical thinking, inquisitiveness, and innovation - has by and large been factored out of the equation. Consequently, American scholarship and ingenuity has suffered. As an educator, I aspire to revive the spirit of educere for the children of the working class, drawing out every child's vast potential.
I have accumulated years of successful experience as an educator in one form or another at all levels. To start, I was a tutor in my local community center throughout my time in high school. I tutored all K-12 grade levels, despite them sometimes being older than me! Moreover, I served a semester of student-teaching in a high school, teaching freshman Algebra and Pre-Calculus. This led to a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics/Biology Teacher Education from Wayne State University. Lastly, I worked as a middle school math and biology instructor for seventh grade students. I can tutor essentially all math subject areas, though Algebra is my specialty and personal favorite. I have successfully implemented Singapore math in my Algebra classroom, a teaching strategy that has proven to be very effective at that level of mathematics. With my expertise in my content areas, extensive training and successful implementation, and passion for education, I am well-equipped to help you reach your academic aspirations.
Undergraduate Degree: Wayne State University - Bachelor of Education, Mathematics Teacher Education
I love to read about pretty much anything. Currently, I am reading Masanobu Fukuoka's, "The One-Straw Revolution." Also, I have been playing basketball competitively in one form or another since I was seven. Lastly, Avatar: The Last Airbender is my favorite cartoon of all time.