(We are recognizing FLOC’s interns this summer by publishing blog posts about their experiences. Christopher Walker was the Scholars Program intern and a math tutor.)
Q: Where are you from?
A: Pensacola, Florida
Q: Where do you go to school and what are you studying?
A: I go to the University of West Florida and I’m pursuing a dual major in Psychology and Religious Studies.
Q: How did you hear about FLOC?
A: Through the Washington Center. Of all the internships, this sounded like one I would enjoy the most. I have previous experience working with younger kids and my mom was a pre-kindergarten teacher.
Q: What are some of your job duties here?
A: I’m a math tutor and I’ve done some research for the Scholars program. I’ve been looking up scholarships and possible minority student programs at Midwestern colleges.
Q: What have you learned this summer?
A: I learned how to work socially, and how to set up goals. With tutoring, I learned how to motivate my student and keep them interested in what we were doing.
Q: What are some of your hobbies?
A: Model-building, video games and reading classical literature like Mark Twain. I’m also trying to grasp quantum mechanics.
Q: What are your plans after college?
A: I want to work on my masters in psychology, and go for a doctorate in neuropsychology.