I value the opportunity to receive high quality education afforded to me very much as, in my view, education is the only means that helped me achieve independence. I am an independent and contributing citizen who has financial independence. That is the primary drive behind my passion for teaching. Basically, I hope that everyone who deserves to receive quality education will have the opportunity to enjoy that.
In this information overloading era, too often we don't lack access to information. Rather, what we lack is the skill to weed out noises, lies, and falsehoods from all the information available to us. Knowing this, in my teaching practice, I try my best to inculcate a critical thinking method in my students so that they can achieve lifetime learning on their own. I will teach students how to gather information and evaluate the voracity of it, and how to apply good information to solve a problem. My goal is to help student to internalize information so that it can be elevated to knowledge, which might also be elevated to wisdom if a student knows to integrate information.
Undergraduate Degree: University of North Carolina at Greensboro - Bachelor of Chemistry, Chemistry
Graduate Degree: North Carolina State University at Raleigh - Doctor of Philosophy, Chemistry
I enjoy exercise, gardening, and watching movies. I also try my best to travel the world. I usually take overseas trip once a year.