Noyce Scholar Profile
Undergraduate major or graduate field of study: Mathematics Education
Subject area(s) and grade level teaching focus: Mathematics, grades 6-8
Category of scholarship/fellowship:
Name of Noyce institution:
University of Arizona
Current academic or teaching status:
School and school district:
Fickett Middle School, Tucson Unified School District
I’m a senior in Mathematics Education at the University of Arizona. I love to travel, play golf, and keep busy!
Why do you want to teach:
In high school, I had some of the best teachers and a few I thought had room for improvement. I tutored my peers and really enjoyed helping others grasp a new concept. To me, the two best feelings in the world are having the “Aha” moment yourself and giving it to someone.
Describe a memorable teaching experience:
This came while working with a student who is learning English as a second language. She has shown marvelous growth. She works with a peer throughout the class to get more help. When I work with her one-on-one, she picks up concepts very quickly and is learning a lot more English while doing so. It has been a great thing to see!
What does the Noyce program mean to you:
The Noyce program has been a great support and reliever of stress for me. Without the help of this program, I would have and still be stressed about the financial responsibilities of attending college.