Originally from Philadelphia, I graduated from Haverford in 2012 with a Chemistry major and a minor in Educational Studies. I am currently a NOYCE Scholar and am pursuing a secondary teaching certification in Chemistry at Haverford / Bryn Mawr. I have always wanted to give back to the Philadelphia public school system (because I am a product of that school system and of its struggles), and feel the best way I can do this is to teach and serve in schools with the greatest need. My decision to teach science/chemistry stems not only from my passion for the subject but also from my belief that better science education can be a powerful catalyst for change and empowerment in struggling communities. My other interests include special education, health, fitness, and nutrition, and I hope to become involved in improving the quality of food available to students in public schools. In my spare time, I write short fiction, play bass (badly), and do whatever I can to promote mental health awareness, introvert acceptance, and tattoo / body modification acceptance.
Helping others has always been one of my passions. At first, I wanted to be a pediatrician, but during my senior year in High School, I became interested in and enjoyed mathematics and education. Upon coming to Bryn Mawr, I knew I wanted to teach so I registered for mathematics and signed up for Critical Issues in Education as my Emily Balch seminar. I chose to become a Noyce Scholar because of my desire to teach. Being part of a high needs school district, I feel I will not only encounter challenges as a teacher, but also educate myself in urban education.
I'm Evren. I like jazz and basketball. When I was a kid, I wanted to be the point guard for the New York Knicks. Now I want to teach high school math and physics! I'm passionate about urban education in high need districts because I believe in the right every child has to a quality education and I hope to provide such an education to those most in need.
Teaching combines my interests in presenting information creatively and understanding the process of problem solving! I think math can be fun, playful, creative and colorful, and it can also be useful and practical in anyone's life. I know that I want to stick with teaching and give it my all, and I believe all students deserve a teacher like that. That's why I want to dedicate myself to teaching in the areas that need dedicated teachers the most.
Hi, I'm Tasnim and I'm a Biology major at Bryn Mawr. I LOVE superheroes, especially
Batman. Superheroes helped me believe that I can make a difference in
the world and I could voice my opinions against those who try to scare
me. In real life, my superheroes have often come in the shape of
teachers. In fact, my passion for teaching grew as a result of all the
supportive teachers I have had since I was little. Whenever I lacked
motivation or felt upset about anything, I could always talk to my
teachers. My teachers inspired me to take part in various mentoring
programs where I bonded with many talented students from Urban schools.
Even though these kids were so smart and capable of doing tremendous
work, they would always mention the struggle they faced in their
communities and how maybe school wasn't going to be an option for their
future. So, I am interested in teaching in an Urban setting because I
have had the honor of working with many of the talented students in
those schools, and I want them to believe that they too can be great,
just as my teachers have made me believe.