I used to be a failure. I was not good at math and I was not (truly) good at any of the sciences. I did not know how to learn at all and I would forget everything I learn in 2 months. People would call me smart but I would feel like a complete fraud. I stuck that fact deep inside my mind so that I can always remember that I was never anything special. However, I turned that fact into strength! It did not matter whether others outpaced me. It did not matter whether someone understood it better than I did. All I had to do was defeat myself; the part of my identity that kept me from my dreams. This is my teaching philosophy.
I believe everyone is the same way. Seeing true results can not happen over night. Like exercise, learning requires discipline, and with daily effort, leads to powerful results. I would rebuild foundations so that nothing would collapse along the way. This has been my method of study since my graduation from Forsyth Technical Community College with my Associates in Arts. As a Computer Science Major at University of Greensboro at North Carolina, I learned quickly that caring about correct answers is not enough. I have to be the math itself. I believe working from the philosophical end via mathematical logic then working up to higher math is the path for success in the field.
As one may suspect, Mathematics, Computer Science, and the Natural Sciences are my prime interests (and the subjects I tutor). They carry big importance to me because I have the goals of developing my own computerized agricultural, health analytic, and photovoltaic system. These goals can only be possible by studying their related fields.
I spread this knowledge through my history of interacting with students as a Computer Science lab instructor. I would guide students through their java assignments and refresh key concepts that would be important for their success. In addition, I helped underprivileged students at a local high school in their mathematics and science classes, in hopes that they too will see its uses.
To conclude, I truly enjoy teaching. I want to spread the importance the sciences have on our lives and I want everyone to succeed. So hopefully, I will have an opportunity to share my passions soon (through tutoring of course)!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of North Carolina at Greensboro - Bachelor of Science, Computer Science
Programming, Philosophy, Mathematics, Physics, Music, Electronics, Chemistry, Biology
AP Computer Science Principles
Basic Computer Literacy
College Computer Science
Computational Problem Solving
High School Computer Science
IB Computer Science
Mac Basic Computer Skills
PC Basic Computer Skills
Study Skills and Organization
Technology and Coding