I am an optimistic person who loves learning and working with persons from diverse backgrounds. As such, I get filled with a sense of achievement when I see current and previous students use the knowledge acquired in my classes to become change agents within their communities.
My philosophy is that all students can succeed; however, reaching their potential would hinge on the setting created for them to learn and aspire. This requires being an excellent listener to understand what motivate and challenge each student; catering to their individual learning needs; being empathetic; setting ambitious goals; and ensuring each student is given the needed tools to be independent thinkers.
I am an effective communicator with an ability to establish lasting bonds and relate across cultural lines; cope with pressure, exercise patience, and recognizes when students are struggling and modify my teaching approach.