I have a firm belief that any student, regardless of background, can be successful in any area of life if he or she is given the right tools and sufficient support to reach that point. Due to this, I try to challenge students to think outside the box to come to an answer, and I tend to not just give students the answer to the question they ask. Instead, I see what they think the possible answer is so that I can better understand their train of thought and what they fully comprehend at that moment. This aids me in developing adequate tutoring methods that best fit the students' needs. This includes explaining concepts that may seem tricky, going through practice problems, and finding comparisons to the students' own life that may aid in remembering what to do in certain situations. In accordance with that, I have found that simply giving a student an answer to a question does not aid in their learning, which can be detrimental when a test rolls around. I have found students who have been given the skills and support to figure out a difficult problem or concept by themselves find greater satisfaction in their schoolwork. That satisfaction also appears to reduce stress related to academics, as the students learn that they truly are capable of doing things they may have never thought possible.
Currently I am a doctoral student at Antioch University New England studying clinical psychology. In the past I have attended Fairleigh Dickinson University where I obtained a master's degree in forensic psychology, and Michigan Technological University where I obtained a bachelor's degree in psychology with a minor in law and society.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Michigan Technological University - Bachelor of Science, Psychology
Graduate Degree: Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus - Master of Arts, Forensic Psychology
GRE Quantitative: 152
GRE Verbal: 155
GRE Analytical Writing: 5.5
I enjoy reading, writing, drawing, cooking, working out, exploring, and playing with cats.