Noyce Scholar Profile
Undergraduate major or graduate field of study: Mathematics
Subject area(s) and grade level teaching focus: Mathematics, grades K-12
Category of scholarship/fellowship:
Name of Noyce institution:
William Paterson University
Current academic or teaching status:
School and school district:
I have not done my Practicum yet or any work in a school district.
I am the first in my family to even get to college. I am striving to succeed and giving up is never an option. I am pursuing a higher education to first achieve my personal goal, and second, to make a difference by helping to educate students.
Why do you want to teach:
I want to teach mathematics to middle and high school students.
Describe a memorable teaching experience:
I do not have any experiences in teaching math, but I do help some of my classmates with math problems. Math is absolutely my favorite subject, and I speak of it with a great passion. I know that math is usually not one of most students’ favorite subjects, but I am confident that I can change that. I will use different approaches to let the students familiarize themselves with the basics. I will go out of my way to really educate our youth. I am sure that with my degree I can make a great and positive change to those students I am teaching. I feel math needs to be a subject studied at least five days a week to keep the children up to speed.
What does the Noyce program mean to you:
I know that with this opportunity I do not have to work many hours to pay my tuition.