I began my lifelong love affair with learning at the age of 26 after having acquired some "real world" experience. During my tenure as an undergraduate I was a "Learning Assistant" (LA) for 2 years. As a LA I lead discussions with students and held office hours to ensure proper comprehension of psychological principles. After completing a thesis in both philosophy and psychology and traveling around the country presenting my undergraduate research, I graduated summa cum laude with honors in both philosophy and psychology. I have a passion for learning because I believe it is the key to success no matter which particular path you chose in life.
My expertise lie in moral philosophy and social/cognitive psychology with advanced skills in SPSS, which is a statistical package used to analyze quantitative data. Research has shown that when students feel slightly confused learning gains increase, and that learning in multiple locations increases the possibility of recalling the information during a test. Therefore, I seek to challenge students to comprehend information slightly beyond their current capacity in differing locations (usually on the University of Memphis campus) to ensure the highest level of learning and retention. I also seek to make the learning experience interesting and applicable to everyday life.
I am interested in collaborative learning, and so I ask for constant feedback about how the learning process could be better and more efficient. I believe time is very valuable, and this is the reason for my 24-hour cancellation policy. This is to protect my time as well as yours while still allowing for unexpected life events.
I prefer to hold tutoring session on the University of Memphis campus because it is a public place that has been designed for learning. However, I am willing to travel to locations that are convenient for the student. Either way, I look forward to hearing from you and working together towards your educational success!
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