Hi! My name is Donald, and I love my job! A current Literary Studies major at UTD, I graduated valedictorian from the Texas Academy of Leadership in the Humanities (TALH) - an early college entrance program at Lamar University - with 68 credit hours. During my stint at TALH, I spent two years helping a pair of political science
professors gather and assess data for a research project. Over the course of those same two years, I volunteered as a GED
tutor and taught both leadership and test prep classes to elementary students through a program called LEAP. Several of my literary works were also published in Lamar University's literary magazine, "Pulse," shortly before I transferred to UTD, one of which received the award for best undergraduate form poem. I am a competent tutor in all K-12 subjects, excepting calculus
, and most undergraduate level courses in English
My teaching style focuses primarily on using my students' feedback and learning preferences to create lesson plans that suit them best. It is incredibly flexible, and it has proven especially successful with some of my younger students who often don't get much choice or variety in their education. My second focus is on staying positive and not being afraid to try many, varied approaches to a problem if necessary. I find that this gives my students the opportunity to figure out which approach is easiest for them while also keeping them from getting discouraged. In the end, though, it really doesn't matter what methods I need to use, just as long as everyone is happy and learning.
I look forward to meeting any interested students and getting to work!
24 hours notice required
Travels within 30 miles of Dallas, TX 75252