I graduated from Georgia Tech in May 2015 with a B.S. in Global Economics and Modern Languages. Throughout my four years in university, I worked as a nanny for a family in Atlanta with 3 children, aged 3 through 12, and tutored them and assisted with homework. I also volunteered at an after school program for underprivileged kids called Atlanta Union Mission where I worked with small groups of elementary, middle, and high school students on homework assignments.
After I graduated from Georgia Tech in May, I moved to Munich and worked as an au pair for five months. I used this opportunity to travel around Europe and learn German. Although I studied Spanish throughout high school and college and am fluent in the language, I love learning about new cultures and languages and am excited to continue to grow in my linguistic abilities.
I think that a good teacher can make all of the difference in a student's life. As a child, I believed that I was bad at math and did not see the value in learning it. However, I had a math teacher in sixth grade who pushed and encouraged me and made me love it. I then went on to take advanced math classes throughout middle and high school and then attend a technical university with a heavy math emphasis. I believe that many students are disinterested in academics because they feel discouraged, and I hope to turn this around in the same way that my sixth grade math teacher did for me through persistence and positive reinforcement.
Undergraduate Degree: Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus - Bachelors, Global Economics and Modern Language (Spanish)
ACT English: 35
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1510
SAT Math: 760
SAT Verbal: 710
SAT Writing: 730
Animals, the outdoors, hiking, yoga, travel, learning about new cultures and languages, trying new foods, meeting new people
High School Business
High School Economics
High School English
What is your teaching philosophy?
Enthusiasm for the subject and positive energy are the most important parts of teaching.