West Chester University
- Current Student – Major: Music Theory and Composition
Martial Arts Training
- 2nd Degree Black Belt
- Instructing for 5 years
Why did you begin teaching?
As a child, I idolized my instructors; consequently, they have had a huge impact on who I am.
Many of the qualities that have proved most useful to me growing up – a positive attitude, perseverance, etc.- can be traced back to an instructor who, either through actions or words, taught me of their importance.
When Mr. Dwyer allowed me to begin assisting out with classes, I was overjoyed. Co-instructing classes grew from a privilege into a passion all its own. The prospect of imparting onto my students lessons similar to those I received is what motivates me to teach and to continuously better myself as an instructor.
What lesson(s) do you most want to impart to your students?
With the right attitude, no effort is ever wasted. Even in the face of total failure, it is worth it to give unconditional effort.
Setting a precedent of perseverance and dedication for oneself is more valuable than any material or situational loss or gain. Life’s circumstances are fickle at best whereas character is resilient.