I graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho with a Bachelor's in Health Science with an emphasis on public health. I started tutoring in high school, but I didn't catch the teaching bug until about 3 years ago when I started teaching music to children.
I believe in extra-curriculars and the arts. Whether it's sports, music, art, or theater, I believe those things are what make life worth living. For me, I play the French Horn and snowboard.
My motto is ???Sometimes you need to go the extra mile. Do the extra credit. Be more than your peers expect you to be. Set the bar high and don???t be afraid to fail. Failure leads to success.???
Let me be the one who helps you achieve your academic goals. I have been on both sides of the road. On one side is instant success. The other is where I see my classmates get ahead where I have fallen behind. I have had to struggle and work my way up. I know what it???s like to do the homework and read the chapters but still fail the test.
I love inspiring people. It takes a lot of effort, but what makes it all worth it is seeing the light in their eyes when something starts to click.
Pick me, and I will reignite your passion for learning.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Brigham Young University-Idaho - Bachelors, Health Science
French Horn, Snowboarding, Taekwondo, Paint Nights, Chess, and Disney movies.
College Level American History
Elementary School Math
High School Level American History
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
Be creative and see the problem from all the angles. I love putting things into perspective. I always ask the question, "How am I going to use this in real life?"
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
We always work from the bottom. What information is the student missing? What do they need? Then we always end with a game. Once the work is done, there should always be a reward.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Independence comes from self-confidence. Positive reinforcement is the best way for me to show them their academic strengths.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Perspective is the best motivator for myself. However, tying in a game never hurts.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Always go back to the basics. What is the misstep or miscommunication? Then work your way forward.