Noyce Scholar Profile
Undergraduate major or graduate field of study: Biology
Subject area(s) and grade level teaching focus: Biology, grades 9-12
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I am a student who has gone through many challenges to become a Towson Tiger, and I plan on being that rose that grows out of concrete.
Why do you want to teach:
I would like to help inner city school children to become better students in Biology and gain a greater understanding of the living in order to appreciate life more.
Describe a memorable teaching experience:
I remember mentoring middle school students who did not want to listen to the professors of Baltimore City Community College. These children wanted to give them a hard time, but I came in and was able to get their attention and make them calm down and listen. I could not believe the impact that it had on me as well as the students. By the end of the program, some of the students hugged me and asked to keep in touch. Some of them had tears. That was the best feeling ever. The other professors wondered how I was so mean, but got the respect they wanted. I wasn’t mean. I demanded that the students earn respect if they wanted it as well.
What does the Noyce program mean to you:
I am new to the Robert Noyce Program and am so grateful for the opportunity to work with those who know where I should be going and helping me to get there anyway they can. I thank God for people like Tissa Thomas at Towson.