diversify my experience beyond the classroom, I decided to participate
in the Undergraduate Research Experience in Ocean Marine and Space Science,
at Elizabeth City State University. Throughout the research experience,
I had the opportunity to work with UNIX, HTML, Macromedia Dreamweaver,
Macromedia Fireworks, ArcGis, Remote Sensing, and TeraScan. During this
research experience I was a member of the AVHRR Sea Turtle Team. Our objective
was to determine the correlation between sea surface temperature, chlorophyll
concentration, and the presence of the loggerhead turtle and the green
sea turtle. During the research project I learned new and different things.
I learned how to archive and process data sent from the NOAA and OrbView-2
mathematics education major must be driven, motivated, and enthusiastic
about all tasks that are presented. One must learn to excel when faced
with obstacles. Having determining and a willingness to strive for excellence
are some of the characteristic that a future educator must possess.
An educator must also be patient and a good listener. One must be able
to communicate well with others. Teaching allows one to contribute to
the growth of society.
I currently attend
South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, South Carolina. I am
currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics Education
and I know that I possess all the characteristic mention above. Having
a passion for mathematics, was a strong influence on my decision to
choose my major. Also early on I acknowledge my love for educating others.
To better prepare for
my future, I have participated in an assortment of activities to assist
in the training process. For example, for the last two years, I have
been tutoring for Project Family Linked Against Violent Activities at
South Carolina State University. While tutoring I learned many things
about myself and others. I learned that I have patience to deal with
other, and I also learned that every child learns different. I have
also taught several classes at the local middle school to expand my
teaching abilities. In 2004, I attended an education leadership conference
held by the South Carolina Education Association and the National Education
Association. This leadership conference was an opportunity to expand
on my leadership techniques both inside and outside of the classroom.
After obtaining a Bachelor’s
degree in Mathematics education, I plan on attending graduated school
in pursuit of a Mater’s degree in Counseling Education. Also while
I attend graduate school, I plan on teaching at the secondary level. Once
I have received a Master’s degree, I plan on obtaining a Ph.D. in
Administration Education. With an administration degree I plan on becoming
the superintendent of my old school district. My enthusiasm for math and
my love for educating others will enable me to succeed in any graduate
program and in my professional career.