Noyce Scholar Profile
Undergraduate major or graduate field of study: Integrated Mathematics
Subject area(s) and grade level teaching focus: Mathematics, grades 7-12
Category of scholarship/fellowship:
Fifth year or post-baccalaureate Noyce scholar
Name of Noyce institution:
SEOCEMS Noyce Scholar Program at Ohio University
Current academic or teaching status:
School and school district:
Mathematics Tutor, Logan-Hocking Middle School, Logan-Hocking School District
My undergraduate degree and first career was in computer systems and programming. My family operates a vacation cabin rental business in the beautiful Hocking Hills of Ohio. I have been a substitute teacher and math/science tutor for over eight years, tutoring for five out of the last six years. I attended Ohio University graduate school for math education, graduating in November 2010.
Why do you want to teach:
I want to help our future generations obtain the necessary mathematical tools they will need to exist and thrive in the 21st century.
Describe a memorable teaching experience:
A student who I was tutoring last year was very difficult in class–in both effort and behavior. She must have been paying attention, however, because her scores on the achievement assessment were almost as high as any other students who I tutored.
What does the Noyce program mean to you:
The Noyce program has given me a chance to meet and work with people who have similar goals and aspirations for our future generations. These goals will only come to fruition with a strong STEM background. Also, being a scholar is satisfying in a way that is beyond, or more than, just getting good grades. Being recognized for the hard work is a thrill.