Amanda Edward has been awarded the President’s Educator Fellowship during the UCI School of Education 2018-2019 Scholarship Award Ceremony. Amanda is pursuing her Single Subject Master of Arts in Teaching in Science.
Amanda Edward was born and raised in Southern California. She attended the University of California, Irvine as an undergraduate student, where she studied Biological Sciences. While at UCI, Amanda was an organic chemistry peer tutor. Amanda enjoyed spending time tutoring and helping out her peers in a subject that many consider difficult.
This passion and love for tutoring and helping others did not start in college, but stemmed earlier from her experiences in middle and high school as a tutor for underprivileged children. Coming from a lower-income background, Amanda wanted to help others, like herself, in providing the necessary help and resources for others. She spent time teaching underprivileged children math and English during her summers, to help them get ahead and keep in practice with topics learned in school.
As a current student in the Master of Arts in Teaching program at UCI, Amanda hopes to use everything that she is learning to help provide her students with equitable opportunities for them to succeed academically and beyond.
Amanda Edward and Single Subject Coordinator Acacia Warren