I am a college student looking to help better the learning experience for students in my area. I have always had a deep appreciation for the hard work students do to learn, and for the learning process in general. I hope that everyone I tutor moves forward knowing more than they did, and feeling better about how much they can do if they just put their minds to it. I am sure that this will be a remarkable experience for me, and I know that I will learn just as much from the students as they will learn from me.
A bit about my personal life: I am a current college student living in an apartment with one of my best friends. at home, I have two dogs, big but very sweet. I have a sister, and a lot of really great friends from my high school. My hobbies include tabletop games, videogames, crafting, and binge-watching netflix. I am a fencer which, for those of you that only know the fence that surrounds your yard, means I sword fight for sport. I've always loved biology, and have grown up thinking critically of the world all my life. both my parents are in the education field, and prove to be remarkable role models even though I'm miles away.
I'm eager to help out those who need it, and look forward to great learning opportunities.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Central Florida - Current Undergrad, Biotechnology
Science, especially Biology; Tabletop and Card Games; Videogames
What is your teaching philosophy?
I teach so that students can learn. I do not like to teach in a way that facilitates only a standardized test, but in a way that every lesson taught will be used by the student and remembered throughout life. I can teach to a curriculum, and I know that standardized tests still are important, but my philosophy holds that the information you learn should never be made into a one-time use that you throw away when the test is over.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Start with introducing myself, getting the student to introduce him/herself, and then trying to make a common ground with hobbies or experiences. After introductions, I would ask what help is needed and try to gauge how that student learns best. After I know how best to teach the student, I would show them what I know about the subject and help them with problems.