Statement of Teaching Philosophy
My philosophy is based on the belief that my courses are the tools to help students achieve their educational and professional career goals. I struggled with obtaining my degrees as I was working full-time and taking a full load of college-level courses. I want to help students no matter where they are on their career path; exploring a new one, just starting, or trying to balance their current job and education.
I have taught a wide range of courses: organizational behavior and leadership, introductory to business, entrepreneurship, ethics, management, and several types of accounting and tax courses. I enjoyed teaching all of these courses by sharing with students real-world applications to the subject matters along with critical thinking applications.
My goal is to help facilitate an education that will be practical in their learning process and growth as an individual and professionals. I want students to have some freedom that allows for expression and creativity, and I would encourage outside research and resources. I allow students to think innovatively and beyond my course lectures and activities.
My teaching style includes the use of diverse resources and technologies. I enjoy creating an environment of learning through real-world applications and active participation. My courses use active learning assignments such as case studies and group exercises that enforce the practice of reflection, creation, and experimentation with leadership and management skills. I have taught both in-person, online, and mixed mode. I enjoy teaching with all modalities.
I teach students in a way that there is no fear of asking questions and maybe even disagreeing with opinions in the course books and or my lectures. I hope to encourage proper ways to disagree, question, and discuss subject matters.
I learned from tutoring students that everyone learns differently, and some may need the subject matter explained differently than from the lectures in class. I try to provide other resources for learning difficult subjects. Every student is different, and I keep this in mind for students with learning difficulties.
I aim to achieve the learning objectives of the courses and provide the students with an interesting and challenging class. I am available to advise students via in-person office hours and virtually (e.g., Teams or Zoom). I always encourage students to make appointments for extra help on a troublesome subject.