Originally from the Bay Area, I graduated from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, where I earned my Bachelor of Science in computer science with a minor in statistics and data science. During my undergraduate years, I discovered my passion for education while serving as a teaching assistant in both the computer science and mathematics departments. It was immensely rewarding to see students transition from initial perplexity to a state of confidence and competence.
I have also worked as a Python instructor and tutor. I developed tailored lesson plans, created engaging learning materials, and strived to ignite a passion for problem-solving in young students. My aim was not only to teach them Python, but also to inspire an enthusiasm for the world of programming. I focused on making learning both enjoyable and relevant, and, most importantly, instilling a lifelong interest in the subject.
My teaching philosophy is founded on the principle that each student has a unique learning style and an individual way of absorbing information. In recognizing this, I strive to create a learning environment that is not only comfortable and engaging, but also tailored to the distinct needs of each student. This approach allows students to freely express their curiosity, fostering a more effective and meaningful learning experience. I place a strong emphasis on ensuring that students are not just passively receiving information, but are actively engaged in the learning process. This involves encouraging critical thinking and problem-solving skills, which are crucial for academic success and invaluable in real-world situations. My aim is to make learning an interactive process, where students are not just memorizing facts, but truly understanding and applying concepts.
When I’m not working, you can find me exploring new coffee shops or working out at the gym.