Helping others is the reason why I am getting an education, why i volunteer and why I am part of varsity tutors. Teachers are the foundation to a child's bright future and I want to be part of that process. It gives me joy when I am able to see a student understand a concept and get excited to learn.
I am currently studying BioChemistry and Political Science at University of Kansas as a sophomore. Through my education, my work experience has been significant. I have taught middle school math, high school science, and elementary school reading. My favorite subjects to teach is math and science. Education is very important to me but not the only thing I am interested in. In my free time, I like to volunteer at soup kitchens and homeless shelters. I like to read and run. Overall, I am a dedicated individual who believes that through education we can change the anyone's life.
University of Kansas - Current Undergrad, BioChemistry
12th Grade Math
Elementary School Math
High School Chemistry
High School English
What is your teaching philosophy?
Teachers are the foundation to a child's bright future, and I want to be part of that process. Also, I believe that different individuals need to learn in different ways, and that is why we here-- to give that one-on-one attention.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
In the first session, I usually have the student take a diagnostic test to see what the student’s weakness and strengths in that subject are. We also talk about the goals the student might have and what he/she expects from me.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I usually make small goals during our session that we must achieve, and that keeps the student engaged and activated throughout the session.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I usually try to explain the concept in many different ways, and once the student has a grasp on the concept, I have them teach the concept to me.