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.
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.