I have a lot of ideas and am able to communicate them with a sense of passion that becomes a shared experience with my students. What becomes engrained in the mind is not so much the necessity to learn, but the desire to expand one's mind and grow as a human being who develops compassion and understanding for truth, as well as a desire to explore and share further possibilities in the areas of literature, philosophy and political ethical wellness. I am able to communicate the importance of the influence that ideas have on the mind of the learner--that understanding truths is vital to the growth and freedom of the learner. In order to prove to schools that students are developing their minds they must develop this love, respect and admiration for the purpose of ideas, which is to sustain love and morality within each hungry and eager mind. I see every student as ambitious in their effort to gain wisdom and joy out of learning, to gain a place in society that would prove that they belong to a peaceful and progressive world. I communicate this by reassuring them that the world is an ideal place, because we believe so in our minds. Once that is understood, we progress with the process of the attempt to establish a harmony and excitement of the senses that brings their minds to life! Students have a right to believe in ideas, especially when they bring to life the excitement of what it means to care about one another, whether it be through the continuum of a career in their specific studies or the simple joy of receiving the grade that they were confident they deserved because they developed the love that was necessary to have the confidence to find the right answers. This is very important to me-- that students develop a love of learning, and not just go through the motions of it. I venture to strongly help students recuperate the potency of their creative minds through language, music and art, through a free exploration of what these things mean to them, and what they could mean to them and the world in the future. I believe in ideas, and I know how to make others believe in them too because I have a strong interest in communication and getting knowledge across to others in order to allow people's minds and hearts to work toward the direction that God intended.
I have completed Advanced Placement English in high school, which allowed me to pursue higher levels of English in college. So far I've studied various types of literature, as well as Speech, Psychology, Philosophy, Art and Drama. I also study Shakespeare and Edgar Allan Poe on my own. I'm well read in Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Frederick Schiller. I've also studied Classical music in college. I've been playing the piano ever since I was 12. I also love to sing classical songs. I'm very much into choir pieces. I believe in the power of harmonizing for the effective purpose of sharing our emotional experiences to make the world a more physically peaceful place. I would love to introduce students to a wide range of songs, from the sincere serenity of Mozart's Ave Verum--a short and peaceful choir piece--to the frenzied attention demanding aria by the same composer titled Smanie Implacabili or Implacable Frenzies in his Opera Cosi fan tutte or Women Are Like That. I took as many classical voice classes at Los Angeles City College as I could, and I plan on taking more at Santa Monica City College. I also took many choir classes, and I enjoyed singing Wachet Auf Ruft Uns Die Stimme by Bach as well as some heartfully uplifting spirituals. I still regularly learn and practice new songs and choir pieces on my own. My aunt accompanies me on piano when I practice singing arias as well as choir pieces. She has a degree in piano performance and has been playing piano ever since the age of 8. She currently works for Yamaha Music School as a private piano teacher. One choir piece that we learned together which I am fond of is Regina Coeli, another Latin based music of praise by Mozart. It's kind of long but nonetheless very engaging. In classical music each piece is different in that it has a unique message that it brings forth through the experience of being guided in one's mind through the journey of self-consciousness--what is heard is an acknowledgement of one's own emotional and intellectual life experiences--an enlightening process that allows one to become at one with oneself, which causes peace and hope in one's own life. It's really a life-saving process. As a potential educator, I firmly believe that the experiences I've had in learning as well as tutoring in college have allowed me to influence society in a way which allows it to move forward towards a path of positive and exciting progress.
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