Hello! I love to teach and to learn. I am very outgoing and love to meet new people! I am very good at breaking down complex problems into the simple steps that it takes to understand the entire problem statement. I understand that every student is not the same, but I work hard to make sure my students know that nothing is impossible. I understand what it is like to struggle with material that seems impossible to understand...at first. I'm looking forward to working with you or your student!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Missouri-Columbia - Bachelors, Chemical Engineering
Graduate Degree: Auburn University - Current Grad Student, Chemical Engineering
riding motorcycles, exercising, playing with my dog, and engineering
What is your teaching philosophy?
I like to ask questions to the student when they ask me a question. This helps them gain an understanding of the problem rather than listening to me lecture or drone on about the answer!
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I always like to find out about the student's background in the subject. Confidence/building confidence is key to solving any problem.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Through reasoning out the problem with the student instead of simply demonstrating the answer.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
By relating to their struggle with similar situations of my own. And by making the complex problems seem easy by breaking them down into simpler, more manageable steps.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Present the problem from multiple angles instead of only the way that I see as the best solution.