I am a current undergraduate student at the University of Central Florida pursuing a bachelor???s in music education. During and prior to my time at UCF, I have worked with music students of all ages, helping them gain insight into technique and practice methods, and volunteered time during high school to acting as a tutor for those struggling in academic subjects. In my time acting as an academic tutor, I have found that I most enjoy assisting students struggling with English and math. With all subjects, but especially in regards to these, I often find that students know more than they believe they do. My aim in teaching is to help students take ownership and pride in what they do well, and begin to use this confidence to establish responsibility for their own learning that will advance their knowledge beyond a classroom setting. I believe that the more control students find they have over their own learning, the more successful they will be. In my spare time I enjoy all sorts of films and TV shows, and doing research for social justice advocacy.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Central Florida - Current Undergrad, Music Education
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1550
SAT Math: 750
SAT Verbal: 760
SAT Writing: 780
Music, Reading, Politics, Social Justice, Movies and TV, Advocacy
What is your teaching philosophy?
I aim to ensure students take responsibility for their own learning, so that they may apply problem-solving skills they already possess with any new academic challenges that come their way.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I believe it is important to begin by looking at a student's process for answering questions. This way I can understand how their approach works and help them to apply or alter it for the most effectiveness.