My name is Joyce F, and I am a first-year master's student
in systematic theology at Wheaton
Graduate School.I have a BS in physics from Wheaton and over three years of experience in
tutoring and teaching high school and early college physics, math, chemistry,
and writing.I was accepted into a
physics Ph. D. program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for the Fall of
2010, and I spent one semester there before switching to theology.I am hoping to go back, as I would like to be
a physics professor at a Christian college.I have been a TA for college freshman level physics--the equivalent of
AP Physics C--three times.One of those
times, I was a TA at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where I had to
lecture for three discussion sections of 25 students each.
In high school, I was a straight-A student who took all honors and many AP classes.I was a National Merit Finalist, got a 36 on the ACT and was accepted into MIT, Caltech, University of Chicago, and Northwestern University.In the end, I chose to go to Wheaton for its strong Christian community and integration of faith and learning.While at Wheaton, I maintained a 3.75 GPA and gained teaching experience through being a TA for freshman-level physics.
I have always enjoyed learning, and I believe that the heart of academic excellence is not about getting good grades or winning awards.
In addition to teaching content and skills, I focus on communicating enthusiasm for the subject being taught and helping students develop a lifelong love for learning.
In particular, I hope to help students develop intellectual virtues such as wonder, curiosity, integrity, and persistence.
I am actively involved in my church and have worked for a a non-profit organization that mentors inner city African-American and Hispanic youth.I hope that my experience will help me be a sensitive, compassionate tutor.
I have a car, and I am available weekday afternoons and evenings.