I am a recent graduate of the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. I majored in Evolutionary Anthropology and minored in Cultural Anthropology. I was awarded High Honors for my senior thesis, which was focused on how perceptions and understandings of land, power, and identity have changed within Labrador Inuit communities since the advent of the Comprehensive Land Claims agreements. Currently, I am am serving with the National Health Corps of Chicago as a Health Educator in a family planning clinic in West Chicago. Finally, I am pursuing a career in medicine and have been accepted to medical school earlier this year. I look forward to being a tutor because I believe in that all students deserve an opportunity to excel in school. I approach learning as a conversation. I hope to build off of students knowledge and give them the skills to problem-solve and think independently.
Undergraduate Degree: University of Michigan-Ann Arbor - Bachelors, Evolutionary Anthropology
ACT Composite: 31
I love reading, running, doing yoga, listening to podcasts, and collecting stamps!
What is your teaching philosophy?
I do not believe in giving answers away or taking shortcuts. I believe that teaching and learning are a conversation. The best skills for a student to have are to think and problem-solve on their own, and those are the skills I emphasize the most when I teach.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
For the first session, I believe is it important tell the student about my academic history - where I have succeeded and struggled - so my student can feel comfortable and trust my abilities. I also think it is important to get the student's perspective on their skills and weaknesses in school, to better gauge which areas to work on.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I believe that to help students become independent learners it is important to work off of their knowledge base and skills, rather than pushing a set approach for problem-solving.