Noyce Scholar Profile
Undergraduate major or graduate field of study: Mathematics
Subject area(s) and grade level teaching focus: Algebra and Calculus, grades 9-12
Category of scholarship/fellowship:
Name of Noyce institution:
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Current academic or teaching status:
School and school district:
Internship at Kaput Center for Research & Innovation in STEM Education
I was born on the East Coast and have lived there all 20 years of life. I spent 17 years in New Bedford and the past 3+ years in Lakeville. Teaching is part of my background. I have taught Shotokan style karate to students between 5 and 25 years old, and participated in tutoring programs to aid young students in grades 1-4, as well as teenage students in high school.
Why do you want to teach:
I want to be there to help the next generation of our civilization succeed. To be a positive influence on my students’ lives is very important to me because I fear that not enough children are receiving positive influences. I fear for their future and the future of the world.
Describe a memorable teaching experience:
Some of my most memorable memories come from tutoring math students from a local vocation school. I was able to connect with them because I was only a few years older than they were. I heard from the teacher running the program that my assistance actually allowed the students to pass their exams that year. I felt immense success in my heart that I actually helped these students pass an exam in a class they had such difficult in.
What does the Noyce program mean to you:
The Noyce program has given me a greater push to excel in what I want to excel in. Knowing that I have each member of the program behind me and supporting me means I have just that many more people who truly show concern for my future. They back me and my views of the future, wishing to see children more interested in STEM fields. I feel that my goals are ever more attainable with the program helping me along the way.