Hi there! My name is Eric, thanks for stopping by to learn more about me and how I approach teaching and, more importantly, learning.
So, who am I? I am a recent college graduate who majored in performing arts at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. I am currently based in Chicago, IL, where I work as an actor and comedian around the city. My training during college was primarily based in acting, writing, directing, producing, filmmaking, creative problem solving, and many other facets around the creation of both live and filmed performance. While a lot of my time during university was spent focusing on the arts, I did indeed spend a fair amount of time exploring other subjects as in; philosophy, psychology, history, and other humanities-based topics.
My approach to teaching and learning is all about curiosity. While I believe grades and tests hold the standard of quizzing knowledge from students, I believe that learning is about finding a genuine interest and connection to the information you are gathering. Curiosity leads to a lifetime of knowledge and constant learning. Testing has its merits to standardize, but each student has their own needs, wants, and interests. Each student, no matter who, deserves to be listened to, and treated fairly. Helping students find what they love, will help them move forward in their learning journeys forever.
My teaching is dynamic, mostly because I like to approach the student from where they are in the given moment. It is important to me to check in about how they are feeling with the information and also give them a chance, if they feel comfortable at any point, to wander ahead to figure certain topics on their own. Every student is different; thus, every approach is catered to that student.
I hope that we could work together soon, and would love to hear more about how you would like to learn and what.
Thank you again for stopping by and reading,
Undergraduate Degree: New York University - Bachelor of Fine Arts, Theater Arts
Outside of tutoring I work as an actor and sketch comedian. My favorite hobbies include going to museums, parks, and the movies.