I have excelled in mathematics for basically all of my life. Taking Honors and AP Math courses from 4th-12th grade. After graduating college, I was a math tutor for Huntington Learning Center for six months. Specializing in primarily SAT tutoring, but including ACT and all math subjects for ages from middle to high school. I then went on to spend three years studying philosophy and theology in Seminary. These studies really opened my mind to not only how to be a better student, but how to be a better teacher as well.
I truly believe that learning is a beautiful opportunity that can be fun and exciting. There are many different approaches to teaching, and mine is underlined by a sense of hope. Hope that no matter how bad things get in life; they can get better. Believing that change is always possible and so we must work as hard as we can to continue growing in every area of life. Even if we can't comprehend or if we fail at something several times, we can overcome the challenges, struggles, and difficulties that come into our paths. This is true both inside and outside of the classroom. Overcoming doesn't always look like we think it will, but it is one of the treasures of life.
Academic subjects are something created by people, and thus anyone can understand them. It just takes a different period of time for each person, and how can we not have patience for others when so many have had it for us--no matter how long it takes. We determine how high to set the bar for ourselves, and we can always keep lifting it higher.
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