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Hi I'm Brian

I work as a math and chemistry tutor. I graduated with my Associates Degree from UVU before I graduated high school. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I like to think. I'm somebody who loves problem-solving, answering questions, and diving into deep thoughts. I also love to reach out to people and influence them for good. Some of the most valuable experiences I have had have been uplifting my friends. With these two interests, I have decided to pursue a career in public education. I love to teach, and I think that being an educator is the crossroads of helping people expand their thoughts and being a positive influence on them. I also love going to dances. I made the decision a long time ago that I would be myself (absolutely ridiculous and goofy), and I wouldn't worry about what anyone else thought of me. So whenever I go to a dance, I go crazy. I'm not very good at dancing, but I love making people laugh.

Why I am a Mormon

I believe that God is our loving Heavenly Father. He's not just some mysterious ambiguous God that we should fear: He loves us. He wants us to return to His presence better than when we left it, and so He sent us here to earth to become better. Through His Son Jesus Christ, we can return to God's presence. God loves all of His children, and not just the ones that are born into the Church. He wants us all to be saved. Christ's Atonement covers all of our sins and transgressions, and it enables us to do more than we possibly could on our own. It's amazing to think that God, the most powerful Being in the universe, loves me. I am simply inspired by that, and I cannot help but love Him and His Gospel in return

How I live my faith

The Book of Mormon teaches that "by small and simple things are great things brought to pass; and small means in many instances doth confound the wise," (Alma 37:6). I don't think God intends for us to live our religion in big, grandiose ways. Most of the time only God is a witness of how we live our religion, but I have learned that small and humble worship brings us closer to God. For a long time, whenever I would serve others, I would get frustrated because no one seemed to notice me doing the right thing. I would spend hours a day helping out my peers with their homework, and there would be some days when I wouldn't get a single "thank you". After a while, I realized that I was looking at life from the wrong point of view. I realized that I shouldn't focus on the praise and attention of doing good, but rather how these small acts of service were slowly making me a better person. I'm in no way perfect, but when I do the small things (read the scriptures and pray to God every day, serve others, and spend time with my family), then I start to add drops of oil to my lamp of faith.