Noyce Scholar Profile
Undergraduate major or graduate field of study: Mathematics
Subject area(s) and grade level teaching focus: Mathematics, grades 9-12
Category of scholarship/fellowship:
Name of Noyce institution:
University of South Carolina
Current academic or teaching status:
School and school district:
Airport High School
I come from a diverse school district in a Philadelphia suburb. I now attend the University of South Carolina where I am in the honors college. I look forward to obtaining my master’s degree and to teaching.
Why do you want to teach:
I have had many tutoring experiences already in my life, and it is something that I really enjoy doing. I also feel that I am a good tutor and have received many compliments. I look forward to sharing my knowledge of mathematics with high school students.
Describe a memorable teaching experience:
This past semester, I helped a girl with mathematics who had already failed her pre-Calculus class twice. She came to me once a week, and we went over her homework and tests as I taught her the material she didn’t understand. At the end of the semester, she had earned a B in the class. I was so proud of her as well as myself for helping her pass the class.
What does the Noyce program mean to you:
Obviously the Noyce Scholarship has made paying for college much easier for me. Besides that, I am able to take a special class available only to Noyce Scholars that prepares me to be a teacher. I am looking forward to observing in a classroom, as well as attending a mathematics teaching conference in October.