I love to learn and share the knowledge I have attained. For the past 5 years, I've helped young adults learn how to question and see beyond the problems laid before them in class. I intend to remain an educator for life, whether inside or outside the classroom.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: The University of Texas at San Antonio - Bachelor of Science, Biology, General
State Certified Teacher
Watching Discovery Channel, working with make-up, shopping, and reading Marvel comics
What is your teaching philosophy?
There is beauty in life's intricacies. From the leaf hanging on the tree to the neurons in our brain, the intricacies are worth exploring and understanding. My goal is to pique my student's curiosity so that they can possibly see some of that beauty.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Asses their strengths, weaknesses and needs by talking to them and inspecting their notes or completed assignments.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Firstly, by modeling my thought process. Secondly, teaching them thought process methods in steps. Lastly, having them practice the thought process independently.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Remind them of the possible value in relation to what interests them.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Teach it a different way.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
I'll teach them different reading comprehension techniques until we find one that works for them.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
-Quantum Learning strategies -SIOP -Thinking maps -KWL charts -Pre-Quizzes