California Native, Berkeley Graduate, Teacher and Mentor
By: Lee Ann Norman < Show E-mail >
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2019
Location: Central America (Mexico)
To Whom It May Concern:
I have a great love for teaching. While my background is centered around science, I have a very strong academic background overall, including English reading and writing, history, economics, psychology, and physics.
At Berkeley, I served as a Youth Mentor and Health Educator for one year. While in this position, I developed lesson plans and engaged with elementary students during an after school program in order to raise awareness regarding health issues significantly affecting American youth.
After graduating from Berkeley, I served as an administrator and tutor at Sylvan Learning Center for one year before deciding to resign to attend medical school at the University of Cincinnati. Before leaving, I was offered the position of Assistant Administrator but decided to decline the offer. However, I greatly missed my students and wish I had stayed longer as I feel I served not only a teacher but also as a role model and mentor for children and adolescents. I observed that many of my students looked up to me and it gave me great pleasure to inspire them to not only devote time to studying, excel academically by preparing for exams, but I noticed I was able to incite within them a passion for learning. Many of my older students began discussing different universities with me after class. The idea of attending college was usually something they had not even considered when first enrolling. For me, this was extremely rewarding.
My father attended two years of medical school in Guadalajara before moving back to the United States. He is currently the medical director of a rural health clinic as a family practice physician and speaks fluent Spanish as most of his patients are immigrants from Mexico. He passed his love for the country of Mexico onto me and I will be moving to Mexico City within the next week to give back to students regardless of age.
I would love to teach at your school whether that be tutoring younger individuals or adults. I have been fortunate to have had many incredible teachers, professors, and mentors over the years and have developed many different types of techniques with regards to approaching students and teaching; I have found this to be very useful as each individual is unique in how he or she learns best. This is what allows each student to excel and succeed.
Please review my LinkedIn profile and reach out to me if you have any questions. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Lee Ann Norman
Molecular and Cell Biology: Immunology and Pathogenesis, Infectious Disease
University of California at Berkeley