I have enjoyed tutoring students since I was a student at Ferris State University. I would often volunteer to assist fellow students with understanding new concepts in algebra, trigonometry or calculus. It was often very rewarding when they finally understood and developed confidence in their own abilities. I never thought of helping other students as work but as something that was fun and incredibly rewarding.
After graduating from college, I found a job as a third grade math and science...
I have enjoyed tutoring students since I was a student at Ferris State University. I would often volunteer to assist fellow students with understanding new concepts in algebra, trigonometry or calculus. It was often very rewarding when they finally understood and developed confidence in their own abilities. I never thought of helping other students as work but as something that was fun and incredibly rewarding.
After graduating from college, I found a job as a third grade math and science teacher at the American School of Guatemala. It was a great experience and I arrived with almost no fluency in spanish, but luckily I had a lot of help. Soon after I started teaching, I realized that my passion was in trying to reach the students that needed a little extra help. I found that in many cases, these students would not ask for help, so I would look for signs that they were struggling and then seek them out. I felt that if I was able to help a student in a small way in understanding a math concept, this could potentially change their lives. Whenever I look back on that experience, it gives me great joy to know that I had the privilege to hopefully make a difference in a few children's lives.