I am currently a researcher in the field of health economics. I also have taught and will teach at the undergraduate and graduate level. I truly enjoy teaching and education.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Loyola Marymount University - Bachelors, Economics and Political Science
Graduate Degree: University of Florida - PHD, Economics
sports, outdoors, cooking and traveling
Elementary School Math
High School Business
High School Economics
Q & A
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I think confidence and learning the tools that best help you learn is the best way to become an independent learner. Sometimes the way material is presented can make it seem more difficult. It is my hope to convey the information in a manner which best helps you understand.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I would help motivate a student by reassuring them they are capable of learning the material and tools they need. I will applaud them when they get something correct and try to point out the positives when they are incorrect.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
During the first session, I will take time to ask the student their goals and/or difficulties. To help guide a student successfully, it is important to know what they want out of our sessions. Next I will try to learn a little about the student. I find students respond best to examples and material that are related to their interests, whether it be sports or baking.
What is your teaching philosophy?
Learning is a personal relationship, and sometimes people learn in different manners. As a tutor, I hope to help my students understand how they best understand the subject matter so that they can take the tools with them and utilize them in the future.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
I find that doing practice problems together and then allowing them to do them on their own is a great technique. I also like to show students multiple ways to solve a problem so that they have a way to check their answers.