Education, for me, is about finding your passion and helping others do the same. Education isn't just the books you read in school or the math problems you practice at home. It is about finding yourself and the passion that ignites you to move forward. It can come from the challenges we face, such as opposition from others, or it can come from the accomplishments we achieve, the goal we helped our teammates score in soccer. I believe that I was able to find my success because I sought education not just through my school, but my community around me. I sought education from my family, my friends, my library, and the everyday events I faced. Educating students is more then placing them in a school, it's about igniting their passions and that is what I aim to do as an educator.
As a student, I fell in love with language and it quickly became my passion. To me, language is the key to understanding the world, but more than that, it has allowed me to understand the diversity of people and thought. Language is an amazing and unique tool that has allowed all of us to communicate in some way or another, and it was this passion for language that drove my education. I began by double majoring in anthropology and French at the University of New Mexico, and three short years later, I followed with an MA in anthropology and education at Teachers College, Columbia University, where I completed my research in my home away from home-France.
As a tutor, I like to help students find the knowledge and passion from within by understanding who they are and what they need in order to be successful. By allowing students to find a bit of themselves in their learning, they are able to strengthen their personal skills and become more connected to what they are learning.
School is not all I do though. In my spare time, I love to travel and explore the world, taking a trip whenever and wherever I can, learning to cook new recipes wherever I go. I also love to do yoga, rock climbing, hiking and be anywhere outdoors. The sunshine is my happy place because it can be found even on the seemingly darkest of days!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of New Mexico-Main Campus - Bachelors, Anthropology and French
Graduate Degree: Teachers College at Columbia University - Masters, Anthropology and education
yoga, rock climbing, reading, writing, drawing, cooking