I absolutely love learning how things work. This is why I have a huge passion for science
. It can inform an individual's actions on so many levels, and in areas you'd never expect. I also enjoy teaching because I have a very deep faith in human potential, and I believe widespread education can be a systematic answer to many of society's problems. In order to marry these two interests, I am currently on my way towards obtaining a PhD in nuclear engineering. I want to become a professor some day so I can develop new technologies and inspire the following generations in education.
Now, I'm not a formal teacher yet. On some level, though, I can relate to students' struggles much more closely because I'm still a graduate student myself. I've had experience as a teacher's assistant for engineering courses. I've traveled to be a volunteer teacher in Central America, and I have also volunteered to teach GED math
at a local literacy council. As an engineer, I can bring a unique skill set to tutoring. I hope to instill a sense of interconnectedness within the world. Science and math are most often taught in vacuum, where teachers simply dictate piecemeal knowledge and expect you to memorize it all. That can work to some extent, but seeing how everything relates can make learning, even your life, so much richer.
As to my teaching style, I'm very flexible. Every individual learns differently, and I work with my students to tailor the lesson plans. I also welcome criticisms about my teaching because it is a craft I hope to perfect one day as a professor. I'm willing to meet in local cafes, libraries, or your home. I have no other responsibilities outside of graduate school, so my hours are open as well.
12 hours notice required
I offer group rates up for up to three people at a time, just ask!
Travels within 10 miles of Raleigh, NC 27606