Teaching and Mentorship
Independent Teaching Experience
Professional Development &
Courses Taken as part of the UConn Graduate Certificate in College Instruction
As a teacher in the field of human development and family sciences, three primary goals influence my practice:
"One of the things that I also appreciated about Sam was her desire for the class to do well, and not just the class, but even me as an individual. She asked me about how I was doing and made me feel important. She always let us know that she was there as a resource and offered herself as a helping hand in anything we needed.
This resonated with me personally, because sometimes as a first-generation college student you can feel alone at such a big campus, with little support or guidance. However, with Sam, she was always there supporting and helping me every step of the way. This made the semester a little easier, just knowing there was a person who cared. It is truly inspirational. I appreciate her kindness and I am very thankful that I got the chance to have her as an instructor for my HDFS class. She played a vital role in my success."
- Research Methods Student, UConn
Sample Student Work