The most important thing I've learned from my experience with tutoring and teaching is that energy, ability to connect, and character make a fantastic teacher. During my time in the corporate world, I realized that I had a genuine interest in helping everyone succeed. After some time volunteering with students, I realized that my passion was for helping students succeed. Not necessarily just earning the grades, but developing confidence and motivation to help them through their remaining academic career. After a career transition from engineering to teaching, I have felt more fulfilled than ever before. Using my real world experiences to help students make the "why do I need to learn this" connection is one of my strengths. Seeing the look on a student's face when they have that break through moment is one of the most rewarding experiences I have had in my time with teaching. The best compliment I've received from my students is that I actually take the time to find where the disconnect is and then develop that connection from an established starting point.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Ohio State University - Bachelor of Science, Industrial and Systems Engineering
Graduate Degree: University of West Florida - Teacher Ready - Unknown, Teaching Certification Program
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