I graduated from Cambridge Christian School, and am now studying Psychology at Florida Southern College. I plan to take what I learn at FSC and use that to reach out to people, offering them the kind of help which they can't always offer themselves.
Upon hearing the word "teacher," most picture the adult standing at the front of a classroom, mouth and hands moving. Obviously, that picture is not wrong, but a teacher is simply one who teaches, and I am certainly a teacher at heart. My parents have worked in Education all my life, so I can say that much of my experience, knowledge, and inspiration stems from their legacy. I can also accredit my brother for allowing me to test my tutoring skills on him ever since we were silly, little children who thought we knew it all. Throughout all of my school years, my parents practiced, with great perseverance, motivating me and challenging me to be the best that I could be. As exemplified by them, I have also pushed myself with a kind of intrinsic motivation that existed long before I even knew what "intrinsic motivation" meant.
Aside from the knowledge, communication, consistency, and intuition essential to the makings of a great teacher, there is something that brings each of these qualities to life: passion. Passion for teaching is something I have never lacked - something I was born with. I genuinely love to learn about people, discover their strengths and weaknesses, understand the way they learn, and teach them. Growth is so possible for every single person, and seeing it occur is one of the best lessons I have learned as a tutor. From the moment people enter the world to the moment they take their leave, they are learning. I have heard several times the phrase "Life is full of lessons." I fully agree with this, and would add that life itself is a lesson. If learning is something that is shared by all people, something that connects all people, then teaching is something I absolutely want to be a part of.
That said, I am very thankful to have the opportunity to reach more students through Varsity Tutors. I look forward to teaching, and I look forward to the lessons I will learn in doing so.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Florida - Bachelor of Science, Psychology
SAT Writing: 720
I love to read and write. Words are very important to me. I also love music - I sing and play piano and guitar. I like to play volleyball and paint, but I am not necessarily stellar at either of the two. I enjoy going on adventures. Outside is full of exploring opportunities. I invite challenges and appreciate the lessons I learn from them.
Elementary School Reading
High School English
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing