Hello! My name is Ms. Ola, and I am a medical student at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine. I grew up in Rochester, Minnesota, about 1.5 hours from the Twin Cities and an hour from the Wisconsin border. I began tutoring there with Kumon Learning Center. I moved to St. Louis, Missouri, in 2018 to earn my bachelor’s and master’s degree at Washington University. I have always loved learning about people, what makes them unique, and hearing their stories, so that's what drew me to studying anthropology and public health. While in St. Louis, as a Residential Advisor, I tutored third graders for the America Reads Program and Calculus I and II at my university. Outside of school, I enjoy watching and discussing movies and tv, drinking coffee, and being outdoors.
“Whatever you do, you must keep moving forward.” This quote comes from the 2007 Disney movie Meet the Robinsons and has been my mantra since I was a child and watched the film for the first time. No matter what obstacles and hindrances someone faces, nothing can ever be labeled a failure if you continue to move forward. As a teacher, I try to instill a growth mindset in not only myself but my students as well, that as long as we try again or gain even the tiniest bit of momentum, we can achieve anything we want to. I am excited to get started with JAM Teaching, meet new people, and tailor my strategies to each student.