Teaching in the traditional sense involves imparting knowledge. My teaching philosophy can be summed up by Clay P. Bedford’s quote “You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.” I believe that effective learning occurs when the subject is made interesting enough to invoke the student’s curiosity about the topic, its applications and future use, thus encouraging them to learn.
Thus, a successful teacher must be cognizant of student needs and engage complete participation from the student.
I have been a tutor since 1992 for math and science. Since 2010, I have taught undergraduate biology, nutrition and neuroscience courses and I am a divisional judge for Galveston County Science Fairs. I regularly educate students about the ill-effects of addiction, which is my field of research and I am a very avid, dynamic and student-learning oriented educator seeking opportunities to improve learning and education where it is needed in this great country.
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