I’m Lindsey, and I have been encouraging creative kids to explore science and engineering and helping them conquer their difficult math, science, and engineering classes for 15 years. I love helping students invent something awesome, figure out how to complete the square, draw good diagrams that are actually helpful when solving physics problems, take on independent research projects, reverse engineer solutions in difficult engineering and science problem sets, and master balancing chemical equations. I work with my students to help them move from crisis to confidence while safeguarding their innate curiosity about how the world works. I have worked with diverse students including, but not limited to, middle school students, high school students, college students, students with learning differences, gifted students, twice-exceptional students, and adult students. After I graduated from university, I earned a MS in Engineering Education from Purdue University and have worked in classrooms, after school programs, and summer camps.
I like to mix teaching and mentoring. I strive to expose students to new ways of looking at the world by asking big questions, telling engaging stories, and identifying how students can use their innate curiosity about how things work to experience more academic success. I constantly look for how math, science, and engineering intersect with the real world; I believe we learn best when we can roll up our sleeves to have fun with hands-on projects. I am happy to work with students who feel in over their head and students craving additional challenges.
I keep a lot of experiences in my "shining teaching moment" files. The ones that stick out to me most are receiving thank you cards from students where I've helped them understand that they are okay despite being different from their peers.
I attended public schools in Cloquet, MN before attending Boston University. I studied mechanical engineering before completing an MA in Poverty and Development from the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex and an MS in Engineering Education from Purdue University.
You can read more about me at www.opportunityunlocked.com/about-me