I started working at Kean University as an Academic Specialist almost two years ago. In that time, I have worked with people from an amazing array of backgrounds, nationalities and age levels. Some of my students were confident about their abilities from the start, while others began less certain of their scholarly competence. Throughout the semester, I could watch their knowledge, problem-solving skills and academic abilities progress. Many of them achieved a level of academic success that they never had before. I have learned how to adapt my teaching to each individual.