"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." - Albert Einstein
I have enjoyed teaching math ever since high school, when I coached my younger brother's Math Olympiad team. Continued teaching, as a peer-tutor for precalculus and calculus classes in high school and college, and as a Teaching Assistant in graduate school. For me the most rewarding part of teaching is watching students develop a greater interest in and enthusiasm for mathematics and problem-solving.
I am inspired by teachers who can communicate their fascination with a subject through teaching, and those who actively connect material with their students' interests. These outstanding teachers have shaped my belief that instilling curiosity and passion in young scholars is ones of the greatest contributions a researcher can make.