I have always had a passion for working with young people. I worked for the Baton Rouge Youth Coalition throughout my entire college career helping students in math. One of my greatest joys was seeing my students improve academically and celebrating with them as they gained admission to the colleges of their dreams. My involvement with the young people at BRYC as a teacher, mentor, and friend over the years has been some of the most meaningful work I have been involved in and I would love to continue that work with students in Houston.
I had the opportunity to teach a section of Honors 1000 undergraduate students which made me more sensitive to the needs of college students academically and socially and my first job out of college involved working with young people at the Posse Foundation as a Trainer. In that role I served as a mentor, counselor, tutor, college advisor, and friend. I developed and strengthened many of my skills at that time including my skills at facilitating workshops and developing lesson plans, my verbal, written, and public speaking communication skills, time management, and my ability to organize and prioritize tasks in a dynamic working environment with people from diverse backgrounds.
I believe that my skill set and experience working with young people would be particularly helpful in working as a Varsity Tutor and I am hopeful that I will be able to share my knowledge with you. Thank you!
Undergraduate Degree: Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College - Bachelors, Kinesiology; Human Movement Science
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1370
SAT Writing: 720
Going to music concerts and festivals, exploring cities through food, traveling, reading (historical fiction is my favorite!), outdoorsy fun like hiking and camping
What is your teaching philosophy?
Setting up a reasonable timeline and study schedule usually gives students the autonomy they feel that they need to be successful. I like to help students with both study skills in that sense; the ability to create a schedule that helps them reach their academic goals and with mastery of the material.