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Reed

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After four years of engineering school, one thing I've learned is that teaching is hard to do. Every student learns differently and for those of us who can't instantly understand advanced concepts and apply them in the real world often feel frustrated and left behind. In a way I still am one of the those students but I've found through hard work and some clever strategies that it is possible for anyone to be a successful student and a lifelong learner.

I have spent many years working with other students to pass on the skills I've acquired so that they too may find success. I have worked extensively with grade school children in the areas of math and writing through my participation as an assistant teacher with the Visions 2000 Math & Reading Academy. For five summers I worked with far below and below basic students to get them back up to speed in time for the coming school year. Additionally, while attending USC I worked with inner-city children to pass on my engineering knowledge with the Iridescent Learning program. There I designed lesson plans that would explore the wonders of engineering and each lesson culminated in a hands of building challenge of my own design. With all this experience I hope to continue helping children achieve their goals by being patient and understanding of their individual needs. I truly believe that anyone can learn and hope to hear from you soon!

As an engineer my math skills have been constantly stressed and my extensive coursework has taught me excellent ways to approach how we think about numbers in both the physical and imaginary space. When working with students my approach is to pinpoint what core concepts they are struggling with and then work to introduce new ways of thinking that will allow them to describe the concept in their own words. This method gives students a sturdy base of knowledge that can then be applied to a variety of practical uses and I feel it to be the most effective way of teaching.

Reed’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Southern California - Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering

Hobbies

Auto Racing, Snowboarding, Model Building