My first experience teaching was in the water, helping my students learn to swim. I found that I loved teaching on land as well when I began volunteering as a math for bilingual students. Teaching is something that brings me joy because I believe there is a duality of discovery when working in this field. As a Masters student my favorite part of my role is serving as a Graduate Assistant, working one-on-one with students and watching them learn, conceptualize, and reconsider. I can't wait to work with you as well and help you along your intellectual journey!
Undergraduate Degree: Willamette University - Bachelors, Political Science, Environmental Science
Graduate Degree: SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry - Masters, Environmental Studies: Policy
GRE Verbal: 162
Painting/Drawing, Dancing, Singing, Hiking, Swimming, Sailing
College Political Science
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Science
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Political Science
High School Writing
IB Global Politics
IB Social and Cultural Anthropology
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Science
Middle School Writing
What is your teaching philosophy?
Patience and engagement. Learning should be an enjoyable activity- broadening one's horizons in interactive ways.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Begin to build a successful relationship through establishment of trust and assessment of student needs and goals.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I think the best ways to keep students motivated is through easy-to-reach goals and games or methods tailored to student interests and needs.