My name is Joy Rhodes and I'm a freshman Psychology major at Howard University. School has always been a place of successful learning and growing curiosity for me. Though I've always performed well in my academics, I didn't develop a love for tutoring until my junior and senior year of high school. I'd always be the kid in class to help my peers work through a problem, but I never considered working one on one with other students until I was inducted into my high school's Math Honors Society. Through this, I was required to tutor and work with students in a variety of subjects including the following: Algebra 1, Basic Math, Reading and Writing, and Spanish. Seeing my students' eyes light up as they worked through an assignment that they didn't think they could solve brought me great joy. In addition to tutoring, I was a Math Senior Leader at my high school. I assisted in teaching Algebra 1 to a class of freshmen. This was very important to me because tutoring and teaching became less about getting the student to do their work, and more about the special bonds that I've built with them in their successful learning process. Outside of math, I've received my Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy in the Spanish Language. I've also been a section leader in my orchestra for the past 7 years. Being a section leader not only required me to work with violinists in mastering their pieces, I've also volunteered with children learning to play the violin, and teaching them basic music theory. All of these experiences are what have brought me here today. Not only do I love learning, I love working with those who have a desire to learn and helping them overcome their obstacles.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Howard University - Bachelor of Science, Applied Psychology
Playing musical instruments, reading books, singing, practicing math problems, and conducting research with professors.