I recently graduated from UMKC with a B.S. in Physics, with an emphasis in Astronomy and a minor in Math. My ultimate goal is to become a professional astronomer and educator, and I plan to start a Ph.D. program in the fall, most likely at KU.
During my time at UMKC, I was a Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leader for introductory calculus-based physics. SI is, in essence, collaborative group tutoring, and my teaching style and philosophy stems from that. I try to make my lessons fun and interesting, and I believe that my students learn better when they are helping others learn.
My passion for teaching comes from my personal philosophy that the human mind is a person's greatest asset, and to seek to develop it and understand the world around you is the loftiest ambition there is.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Missouri-Kansas City - Bachelor of Science, Astrophysics
ACT Composite: 33
ACT English: 34
ACT Math: 31
ACT Reading: 33
ACT Science: 34
GRE Verbal Reasoning: 165
Reading Playing with my dogs and cat Board games Video games Dungeons and Dragons Playing guitar Learning about space