I received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from New Mexico Highlands University. I then pressed ahead to the University of South Carolina where I acquired a Ph.D. in Chemistry in 2013.
My Teaching Experience
During my time as an undergraduate student, I was hired to tutor middle and high school math and science. I enjoyed my experience so much that I stayed on for several semesters. Throughout that time, I tutored 20 hours/week, resulting in over 900 hours of tutoring experience. During graduate school, I was able to teach several undergraduate-level classes. I was a teacher’s assistant and tutor for General Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry and also taught Organic Chemistry recitations and several General Chemistry laboratories.
My Teaching Style
I believe a student’s identity and background make a difference in how they learn and that it is a teacher’s responsibility to understand the students’ perspectives and nurture curiosity. By using the Socratic Method whenever possible and always asking why, I engage students in the learning process and show them that learning can be fun and worthwhile. I enjoy teaching life-long learning skills and preparing students to live in an information age.