I have a degree in biochemistry, and I am hoping to further my education with a graduate degree. During my time as a college student I was a chemistry workshop leader responsible for conducting problem solving sessions with groups of students. I also had experience interacting with students as both a basic and advanced lab TA.
While credentials are important in teaching a subject, they are second to the ability to express the knowledge. My professor once told me a story of a brilliant scientist who made a discovery, but was so boring and hard to understand he was not appreciated. It was over a decade before he was acknowledged for his work because another person explained it. It does not matter how smart you are if you cannot share your knowledge in a way others can understand or appreciate. I could tell you about how good I am at a certain subject or how I had over a 100 average in another, but while these are true, they are not what I feel is most important. Many college professors are geniuses but horrible teachers. I believe my strength is my ability to share my knowledge in a way that others can understand.I enjoy helping people reach those "lightbulb" moments. I know every person is different, and I try to change my teaching style to best match the individual.
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