Welcome to another ETalk, where we introduce an amazing person at Elevate K-12 involved in revolutionizing education through high-quality live online instruction inside schools!
Name: Ashley C.
Location: Houston, Texas
Experience With Elevate K-12: 1 year
Expert/Superstar In: Math, SAT Reading and SAT Math
What excites you most about teaching your particular subject?
I am always so excited to teach Math because we need it for life. You need math for everything! I love showing students how they already use Math everyday and that they know more than they think they do.
What do you like most about live, online instruction?
It amazes me that I can be sitting in my home office in Houston while inspiring students anywhere in the US.
Elevate K-12 works with a lot of struggling students. What do you like most about working with those students?
I like empowering them with skills to succeed in school. I struggled with Math a lot and really appreciated the teachers and classmates who helped me to develop my problem-solving abilities.
What do you like about working from home/remotely?
I like the excitement of teaching students across the US. It is a fabulous opportunity for educational ‘virtual travel’.
Describe your best moment teaching live and online. Be specific!
Just this morning, I was reviewing equations with an eighth grader in Aurora, Illinois. After discussing the definition of equations and solutions, we solved for the variable in a linear equation. She was ecstatic because she had isolated a variable before and was able to confidently solve this morning’s equation. I was elated because she was so proud of herself.
Tell us a little more about who you are–what do you like to do? What’s your favorite hobby? What’s something super surprising about you? Be creative!
A native Houstonian, I enjoy learning languages, thrift store shopping, and voice acting!
Thanks, Ashley C.!