I’ve wanted to teach since second grade, and have always loved helping others understand new topics and explaining things so they make sense. When I was in high school, I volunteered as a tutor and worked as a teaching assistant. I taught in a middle school classroom in North Carolina for four years before transplanting myself back to Michigan to teach high school.
One thing I find especially rewarding about teaching at Lighthouse Connections Academy is connecting with students. I can connect with them better online than in a brick-and-mortar school. It’s easier to share interests and hobbies we have in common, while working together to learn something — and we can do it without the potential distraction of their peers.