I do my best to connect with my students on a personal level. I try to integrate fun activities for my younger students to help engage them in the material and reward them for their successes.
I firmly believe that any subject can be understood, no matter how complicated; it’s all a matter of finding the right explanation. Because of this belief, I will find different ways to explain concepts to my students until I find the one that works best for them.
I feel that application of knowledge is just as important as the theory to properly learn, and so I try to give my students real- world uses for the things they learn during our sessions together.
I am a third-year university student in the Biology and Psychology program at the University of Windsor. Prior to this I was a Biochemistry student for two years and have received training on many different science- and math-oriented subjects as a result.
I have been tutoring with the Academy for a year and a half. Prior to that, I had tutoring experience with peers during high school. I love tutoring with the Academy; I feel lucky to be in a job where I can provide help with struggling students and give others the means to expand their knowledge.
I am very passionate about developmental psychology and hope to become a clinical psychologist working specifically with children who have autism. In my spare time I often volunteer with a group that helps autistic children prepare to enter school environments. I feel that I have learned a great deal in my time there, not only regarding ways to help those with autism gain social skills necessary for the real world, but about the kind of patience and encouraging attitude needed to properly teach any concept to any student.
I also volunteer with a group designed to help the parents of late- talking children teach their children language skills.
I greatly enjoy reading and writing. I also swim, bike, and hike when the weather is warm enough.