TEACHING AND MENTORING
Since my first experience tutoring in a one-to-one setting in my undergraduate degree I have always loved teaching. I see teaching not only as duty but an honor as well.
Through my teaching I have learned that not everyone learns in the same way, and in order to be a successful teacher you must be willing to be patient to figure out how your student(s) learn best. I thoroughly enjoy learning how my students learn best and delivering lectures in a way that not only helps them retain information, but also learn to think creatively and critically.
I have experience teaching in one-to-ones, small group, large theaters, and in computer labs. I have taught a variety of psychological courses with an emphasis on social psychology as well as criminology courses focusing on crime theory.
Not only do I enjoy passing academic knowledge on to others, I have also been fortunate to be mentors to students and peers throughout my life.
My first role mentoring was in high school in which I helped counsel freshmen that were having difficulty adjusting to their new school environment. I held a similar role during my undergraduate degree in which I not only tutored but mentored incoming freshmen that were admitted to the university on a conditional basis. Through dedicated service and reflective listening, all undergraduates successfully completed their first year of undergraduate studies and were removed from conditional status.