As a child, childrens dreams are across the board. From firemen, to supermodels, to sports stars their dreams are as big as their imaginations. Unfortunately, as they get older dreams are deferred either by how outlandish the requirements needed in order to achieve them, or by another interest. Becoming an engineer has been a dream of mine since I was a child.
Since the age of ten, science has always been a passion. The application, learning, and experimentation in science have always amazed me. Through the advancement of my educational and work career, my dream has advanced as well; from science, to astrophysics, and finally in high school to aerospace engineering, the pursuit and deeper understanding of this field have taken precedence. Graduating high school and moving on to college presented me with my first challenge, with finding a job to be my second. To be honest, doing both work and taking classes has ranged from easy to difficult and challenging, but each class taken has been its own reward, teaching valuable lessons to be incorporated into the next one. I have had numerous successes and disappointments in the last three years of my college career, but each has prepared me for the next challenge to present itself.
Having a chance to finally use the skills I have been given to help people is a dream come true. This job will allow me to further realize my school and work goals and possibly even more. I look forward to helping others overcome their academic hardships and school-mandated exams to achieve their dreams.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Central Florida - Bachelors, Aerospace Engineering
Reading, Watching movies, Hanging out with friends, playing video games
Elementary School Math
High School English
Middle School Reading
Study Skills and Organization
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe that the only difference between a good and a great student is their level of confidence in themselves. My goal as a teacher is to help students not only have a more in-depth knowledge base in whatever subject they are lacking in, but also to remove those barriers called "I can't" and "This is too hard." Once those words are removed from a student's vocabulary, they can achieve the impossible.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
By letting the student gain a confidence and steps necessary to handle tough problems with practice, they can even accomplish things they haven't seen yet.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
It's all about boosting their confidence. Students aren't sure they know anything at first. But with practice and little wins, and more practice, they will be motivated to do work on their own.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
No one should be afraid to go as slowly and deliberately as possible. Any time you take the time out to fully understand a concept is well worth it.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
The biggest reason students don't comprehend passages or reading assignments is because their grammar is weak or they are not reading and fully understanding the concepts and purpose of said passage.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
I always want to gauge where they are to begin with. As soon as I understand where they stand in a subject and their habits, we can begin to fill in the gaps of things they don't do as well. And I'll teach them new strategies to allow them to work more concisely and efficiently.