I love my field and as a Psychologist I take the opportunity to help others and try to help myself keep sane as well. I am a life long learner and I love photography, dancing, and living my life to the fullest extent possible without breaking!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Mount carmael College - Bachelors, Psychology
Graduate Degree: Saint Louis University-Main Campus - PHD, Psychology
My hobbies are dancing, photography, cooking, traveling, reading books, and meeting new people and living my life to the fullest.
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
Teaching is an opportunity to engage a learner who wants to obtain the knowledge and skills that I have and who needs to accomplish their goal.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Get to know the student and let them get to know me as well. Try to create a common ground.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Use graduated guidance. Initially, they may need a lot of help learning a new concept. As we work with several examples, the student may come upon their own. That is a good sign that they are getting independent.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Keep on the topic and keep them engaged at all times with questions, self-reflection, and doing something. Providing feedback and keeping myself energized also helps.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Breaking it down to meaningful, smaller tasks, and then chaining it together and applying the concepts as we move forward. Practice a lot initially.