As an educator and public health professional, teaching is an integral part of my work. As a teacher, I aim to equip my students with concrete and personalized learning skills that they can confidently utilize for any learning challenge.
I have spent the last 10+ years actively seeking out a wide variety of teaching opportunities, to expand and develop my teaching practice in all modalities, including online instruction, and one-to-one teaching. I practice evidence-based techniques for helping students to learn new material and engage with it deeply. I am passionate about helping other educators develop new curricula for online learning and adapt existing curricula to online learning.
Learning to write is challenging for many students, who can find the process daunting. Learning STEM material is similarly tricky for many students, who may find this content overwhelming and confusing. Traditional highly didactic lecture-based teaching is not approachable for students learning remotely, or for students with different learning profiles.
I push my students to overcome barriers to learning with an inquiry-based approach that encourages curiosity about the process of learning. When presented with new information, my students are immediately asked to engage the material and question it, which promotes their understanding. This technique gives students ownership of their own learning process. My inquiry-based approach is supplemented with regular mindful metacognitive reflection to help students develop personalized learning tool-kits that can help them throughout their educational journey.