Students are unique individuals with diverse backgrounds and various learning styles. Curriculum should embrace such diversity by providing an array of presentation methods that encompass as many learning styles as feasibly possible. Students will rise to meet challenging expectations if practicality also is taken into consideration by the instructor. I aim to teach materials through multiple methods of presentation and to connect new materials to previous knowledge for concrete learning and a “bigger picture” view of materials’ relatedness across courses and disciplines. Additionally, I will provide students with a secure, caring, and stimulating learning environment, which will be student-centered. In such environment, I will facilitate study skill development, critical thinking, and problem solving through discussions, lectures, and hands-on experiences that encourage students to reason using previous and newly gained knowledge related to courses. I believe students can and will succeed - in courses as well as life and career goals - with dedication, determination, and proper guidance along the path they seek.
Undergraduate Degree: Tennessee Technological University - Bachelor of Science, Secondary Education-Biology
Graduate Degree: Tennessee Technological University - Master of Science, Biology, General