Hello Prospective Students and Future Healthcare Professionals!!
I am seeking the opportunity to utilize and develop my skills in the Healthcare industry and assist the following generations to greatness. I have a passion for learning, teaching, and patient care. My drive is to maintain a standard of excellence that I can atone or even succeed. My mission is to adapt to the changing situations and find the optimum solution that best fits the situation and the need.
My personal educational goals are evolving. I graduated with Phi Theta Kappa and with honors at Southwestern Illinois College, where I received my Associates Degree in Radiologic Technology. I am a recent graduate from Mercy College of Ohio with a Bachelor of Science in Imaging and a Minor in Healthcare Administration. I graduated May 3rd, 2019 Summa Cum Laude and am eager to get back in the classroom! Currently, I am working through my Master's Degree in Radiology at SIU Carbondale's.
Recently, I have also submitted an application to ASRT's Educator Institute. This program appears to not only be beneficial to me but will also benefit my current students and future students! I believe learning is a lifelong endeavor.
My employment history includes Toys R Us manager and Radiographer. Currently, I work as an MRI technologist. Although I am relatively new to MRI, I can run several different MRI machines and, thus was picked up by two different companies. In my short time at IMI, I have taught several students while at M1 we are currently working to rotate students through. Although I love patient care and seeing patients, I also love teaching and training students!
I am new to Varsity Tutors, but I am not new to working with students. As a Radiographer and currently as an MRI tech, I work with students on their clinical rotations. I train them on the equipment, go over workflow, and help them with any material that they need help with from school. Aside from academia, when I was in high school, I also taught martial arts to various age groups.
Currently, I tutor ARRT test prep for Radiography and MR. I love medical imaging, so I don't have a favorite yet. I am open to teaching other subject also! I have a passion for education, patient care, safety, workflow efficiency, physics, anatomy/physiology, etc. One of my first students has passed their Radiology Boards! I am so proud!
My style for teaching is just like how I approach life, constant adaptation. Students are not cookie-cutter. Every student is different and has their own specific needs and goals. My goal is to help those students meet and exceed those goals and expectations!
Clearly, I am a nerd. Albeit, my nerdiness reaches far beyond academia. I am an avid martial artist and weightlifter. I am a fitness nut! When my schedule allows, I try to exercise. Humorously, I am also very much into video games, comic books and Star Wars. Due to my love for video games and Star Wars, I have taught myself a great deal about computers.
As dorky as it sounds, my passion is learning and helping people. I feel education is the biggest thing that separates the masses. However, education is also the best way to empower and unite people! I look forward to the opportunity to utilize my demonstrated skillset, focus, team building, and leadership skills in addition to my rigorous academic achievements as a Medical Imaging Specialist and academic educator.
Although my schedule is quite demanding, I am very flexible and willing to accommodate the needs of the student.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Southwestern Illinois College - Associate in Science, Radiologic Technology
Graduate Degree: Mercy College of Ohio - Diploma, Medical Radiologic Technology
ACT Composite: 22
Learning, teaching, Martial Arts, weight lifting, video games, comic books, working lots of working