Noyce Scholar Profile
Undergraduate major or graduate field of study: Mathematics
Subject area(s) and grade level teaching focus: Mathematics, grades 6-12
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I am a junior at Towson University, majoring in mathematics with a concentration in Secondary Education. I am a resident assistant and am involved in Campus Crusade for Christ, Ultimate Frisbee, and Marching and Pep Band. I am the son of two teachers, and have a younger brother who just started Shenandoah University.
Why do you want to teach:
I was always been around my parents and saw the relationships that they formed with their students. I knew that that is where my heart was. As for choosing math, it was my favorite subject through school, and I figured I would not have trouble finding a job once I got out of school.
Describe a memorable teaching experience:
I was a student in Algebra II and was helping a fellow student with a concept. I had just been re-explaining what the teacher had shown us. I noticed he still wasn’t understanding so took a different approach and explained it another way I had seen. The student started understanding, and our small group got all of our work done in class with time to spare. At the time, I hadn’t really given any thought to what I had done until my teacher said that his supervisor (who was observing in the back) was impressed with what I had done in the group, and then my teacher asked if I was considering being a teacher.
What does the Noyce program mean to you:
I have only been in the Noyce program for about a month so am looking forward to finding out about all of the opportunities.