I am a student at City College of San Francisco with the goal of becoming a civil or renewable energy engineer. This is my second time coming back to school, the first being for the Culinary Arts program which I graduated from almost six years ago. Environmental science, chemistry, and math are some of my favorite subjects and I love to teach them to others whenever I get the chance. The main reason I love teaching is because I am excited about what I have learned (mostly because I've had some great teachers) and also because I feel that it is my ethical responsibility to share what I have learned with the next generation of students. I would not say that I have a specific teaching style, but rather that I can adapt to the learning style of a student. While I love to share my own strategies and techniques for problem solving, I like to encourage curiosity and let students find their own best methods for problem solving instead of forcing my own ways. Besides for school, I also rock climb, write poetry, perform spoken word, cook food to share with others, and maintain a sustainable lifestyle.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: City College of San Francisco - Current Undergrad, Engineering
Rock climbing and writing poetry
1st Grade Math
1st Grade Reading
1st Grade Writing
2nd Grade Math
2nd Grade Reading
2nd Grade Writing
3rd Grade Math
3rd Grade Reading
3rd Grade Writing
4th Grade Math
5th Grade Math
6th Grade Math
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
My philosophy on teaching is that you must love what you teach. What is taught must be exciting to the teacher in order for students to be engaged. Passion for the subject is key.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Ask them about themselves first, what they like to do, and how much they like the subject. After that I would be able to adjust a method of teaching for that specific individual.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
By allowing them to attempt solving problems on their own without interfering unless they want help.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
By relating the concept to something they already understand. I would also show them that practice is the best way to hone skills, and that difficultly is a part of learning for many people, including myself.