Hello. Bom dia. Ola. Bonjour to everyone.
I would like to welcome you to this little piece of me. I truly am excited that you are reading this. My avatar can’t be as excited as I am!
I want to share a few things about me that might help us understand each other better. As the eldest in my family, I put even more pressure on myself to do better than great than my parents did. I have been an energetic goofball all of my life and learned to be an effective scholar and charismatic companion at the same time. Seriously, I was (well… maybe still am) the class clown since kindergarten. I always performed well in class and in physical education. My struggle was humbling myself so I could learn in a way that would help me retain information as well as be interested in the subjects I was studying. This was something I worked on A LOT in college.
I won’t say I’m there yet, but I’m sure my colleagues and professional accomplishments would say otherwise. I make sure to cherish where I came from, what I’m capable of right now, and how I want to evolve tomorrow. I look at situations from many angles so I can understand other’s point of view and be able to help others interpret and understand the topic. Outside of that, I cheer for people making progress which is something I never appreciated until learning became difficult for me (if you are curious, ask me about learning gymnastics at age 22).
Did I lose any of you? Well, if I did, they are probably Googling “people that still use the word ‘goofball’.” What I hope to show you is that I am a healthy mix of philosophy, education, and humor. One minute, I am advising you in how to restructure your sentences. Another minute, we are analyzing the comedic timing of a single-clap applause. In all cases, I am a person to make whatever we are discussing relevant to the task at hand. I look forward to sharing and learning with you as you look forward to it as well.
Fun Facts about Troy.
- He’s left-handed!
- He’s bilingual!
- He has lived in another country!
- He doesn’t like speaking in 3rd person!
- His initials are “BLT” spelled backwards!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Davis - Bachelors, Philosophy
Graduate Degree: The University of Findlay - Masters, Rhetoric and Writing
Latin Dance, gymnastics, and traveling.
College Application Essays
High School English
High School Writing
Study Skills and Organization
Technology and Computer Science
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
Be teachable while sharing information. There is always something to learn, so enjoy sharing information with others, as they will also pour into you. This will let everyone learn and grow beyond their current potential.