I am a graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology, receiving a Bachelors of Architecture with specializations in 'digital design' and 'history and theory'. Since, I have worked with a couple of architecture firms and am currently in the process of taking the architectural registration exams. I have been involved as a tutor since high school, working with middle and high schoolers in math from algebra to calculus, middle school band ensembles, writing skills and reading comprehension, as well as a variety of other subjects on a short-term basis. I was also able to teach in a more significant capacity through Breakthrough Central Texas' summer program in Austin. There, I received intensive training over three months, worked alongside aspiring teachers, and was able to develop as a teacher over a 12-week, full-day program. I worked primarily with 6th graders in math, reading, and writing, but also taught a drawing/comics class for 6th-12th graders. Our students came from areas that had shown a greater likelihood for their students to start, but not complete, their college-level education. Working with kids who were just starting their 11-year journey, students who were in college and with Breakthrough, and the staff who had been with those kids for years gave me a wonderful perspective on what education looks like for many across the country, and solidified the importance of a holistic education system. I hope to bridge this passion with my architectural background in the near future, but in this moment where our schools and teachers are under an even-greater strain, I hope to help relieve some of that by assisting students where I can. My areas of greatest expertise are anything related to architecture, maths through trigonometry, writing and reading comprehension, and music (trumpet for more-advanced musicians, all brass for beginner/intermediate musicians). With any subject, I believe the most effective way to make meaningful progress is by continually making connections to other areas of knowledge and interest. This approach broadens the ways a student understands a concept, allowing for analysis and questioning that is more authentic and effective for that student's understanding of a concept. This is an approach to learning that I picked up while working in Austin, and have used ever since, making learning situations more enjoyable in the moment and more likely to stick around after the immediate need for that knowledge. For me, I am always relating a new concept or topic back to what I know about architecture, structures, materials, and urban design because of my everyday work; but, also thinking about how they might play into music composition and production, film writing and creation, cooking and nutrition (gave me a whole new frame for chemistry and biology), and sports (there aren't too many physics questions that can't be visualized in soccer). Please give my resume a look for more on my experiences and skills.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Illinois Institute of Technology - Bachelor in Architecture, Architecture
ACT Composite: 32
ACT English: 31
ACT Math: 32
ACT Reading: 34
ACT Science: 30
-how stuff is made/how complex stuff comes together and works (not just architecture, I could watch How It’s Made or just someone throwing pottery on a wheel for hours) -music. all of it. I don’t necessarily enjoy all of it, but there’s always something interesting there if I’m willing to get over myself for a bit. Garbage lyrics are my weak spot though. -cooking. I’ve worked in restaurants and just have so much respect for the skill and knowledge that goes into it. Also, everything tastes better once you know how much effort and time it took. -film. I had a class with a film critic and I can’t see movies the same again, usually in a good way. Unlike music, some stuff, I just can’t waste that much attention on. A great set gets me every time though. -the sports. Soccer is my game, but I enjoy watching most any of them, for one match at least. -drawing. I doodle a lot and stand in solidarity with anyone who got scolded for not paying attention in school while they doodled. I also dabble in the more refined arts at times. There’s nothing quite as therapeutic as just letting your hand go with some good background music in my opinion.