Noyce Scholar Profile
Undergraduate major or graduate field of study: B.S. Mathematics
Subject area(s) and grade level teaching focus: Mathematics/Physics
Category of stipend/stipend/fellowship:
Noyce teacher fellow
Name of Institution:
University of Texas at Arlington UTeach
Current academic or teaching status:
School and school district:
David W Carter High School, Dallas I.S.D
I was born and raised in Nigeria and finished my last two years of high school in Texas. I received a B.S. in Mathematics with a minor in Physics at the University of Texas at Arlington. I was selected as an Undergraduate Training in Theoretical Ecology Research (UTTER) scholar. UTTER provides an integrated research and education experience for cohorts of undergraduates in biology and mathematics.
Why do you want to teach:
I hope to master a profession that counts in making a difference to a younger and/or older generation. My aim is to shift paradigms, develop and facilitate and foster the perpetual process of deep thinking and the acquirement of knowledge.
Describe a memorable teaching experience:
None in particular stand out at the moment. But I have developed remarkable relationships with several of my past and present students. It is an irreplaceable feeling I have grown to appreciate. Merely having a student who tries to work hard and respect you is not only self fulfilling in many ways, it is also motivation for one to improve themselves JUST for the cause of their students. It can be a good cycle. That trumps any teaching moment I can possibly think of.
What does the Noyce program mean to you:
Noyce provided a way to reach my goal with financial ease and most important, it lead into an experience that can be very beneficial in learning more about teaching. The opportunity to teach at a Title 1 school can be an enriching process.