Teaching is one of the most noble things a person can do, and it is one thing I have been doing for many years. Since arriving to Chicago in 2010, I have been active in assisting others in my community. I began tutoring children of various ages at the JHP community center, where I taught both academic and physical skills. More important than my teaching experiences, however, is my ability to touch other peoples lives. After starting college at IIT, I began to interact more with African immigrants, Latino students, and other groups. My experiences, conversations, and struggles with these individuals made me realize how racial and economic problems can affect school studies.
One example was during my undergraduate studies when I noticed how the diverse student body, even international students, lacked knowledge about the scientific history of other cultures. I thus began working in the Math Club to promote events on Chinese, African, Arab mathematics. These initiatives were greatly appreciated by both staff and students.
I thus learned the importance of personally connecting with others in order to better communicate with them. These were also the lessons I picked up while tutoring at-risk students at Pathways-In-Education. I also learned the need to work alongside teachers and other staff to ensure the organization could give the best possible support to each single student. This, combined with my years of assisting AP calculus teachers, has given me the ability to bond with both faculty and students, thereby creating a conductive learning environment for all people.
I am thus confident I can help anyone excel in whatever field they need help in, particularly mathematics as it is one of my favorite subjects, as well the topic of my bachelor's degree.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Illinois Institute of Technology - Bachelor of Science, Applied Mathematics
Graduate Degree: University of Illinois at Chicago - Current Grad Student, Computer Science
ACT English: 30
ACT Math: 30
Reading and studying. Particularly topics relating to 1) Artificial intelligence programming 2) Maoist China 3) Chinese Feminism 4) African Feminism 5) Post-colonial studies 6) Religious studies 7) Political science and activism
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Science
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
Technology and Computer Science