I've always thrived in an academic environment. I love learning for the sake of learning, and in turn love helping others on their educational journey.
My teaching philosophy is centered around building a deep understanding of the material, I have my students complete problems themselves and offer support and explanations when there is a question or a gap in their knowledge. I spend a lot of time thinking of ways to visualize complex topics, and finding ways to communicate over a wide range of learning styles.
I am one of those who needs tactile, auditory and visual methods of learning to really deeply absorb a topic, so I try to listen to my students and approach their lessons with the lens which fits them best. I love big concepts and like to connect simple skills to the larger picture in a way that stops anyone from coming from a lesson saying "Why should I learn this?". No matter how old they are, or whether they are passionate about the subject, learning is a joy and I hope to impart that lesson above any other to my students. :)
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Western Oregon University - Bachelor of Chemistry, Chemistry
AP US History: 4
AP World History: 4
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