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University of Memphis (Psych and Philosphy)
University of Memphis (Graduate Coursework)
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! 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… Read more
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As the recipient of the 2012 Most Outstanding Student of Philosophy at the University of Memphis, I know what it takes to understand and relay philosophical ideas. I graduated with the distinction honors with thesis and a 4.0 GPA in philosophy (3.96 overall). Moral philosophy is my passion, but I have training in classic philosophy (e.g., Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, etc.) as well as the philosophy of mind, which was the subject of my thesis.
I tested into pre-algebra in 6th grade because math has always made sense to me. This also lead to being president of the Mathletes during my school days. After taking an internet-based refresher course, I feel confident guiding students through their pre-algebra training in a fun and meaningful way.
As the recipient of the 2012 Dr. William H. Zachary Distinguished Undergraduate Award in Psychology, I know what it means to be committed to a discipline. This award is given to those who truly have a passion for learning and teaching, just as its namesake does. I am currently a teaching assistant for psychology research methods and statistics, and will be teaching my own course in the spring 2014.
My mentor insists in having extensive SPSS knowledge. This knowledge lead to a statistical-based position with the Center for Community Building and Neighborhood Development during the 2013 summer term. I have offered advice and guidance to my fellow graduate students, as well as undergraduate students within the Psychotherapy Research Lab, the lab in which I conduct my research.
I have completed statistics in the MATH discipline, as well as 2 courses for statistics in the psychology department all with an "A". I will be receiving additional statistic training next semester in the anthropology department. I also have hands on experience designing experiments and analyzing data through my curriculum and with my 2013 summer job as a research assistant for the Center for Community Building and Neighborhood Development.
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