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Hello, I am Steven Jordan. I am currently finishing my degree as a Business major at Chapman University. I have always enjoyed helping others with math because it was the subject that I excelled at the most and I am happy when I see others benefit from my help. From 4th grade through my senior year in high school, I was enrolled in honors math programs. In middle school, I was on the decathlon team and achieved second place in my individual subject. The subjects that I am best fit to help others with include: pre-algebra, algebra 1 & 2, geometry, pre-calculus, and ACT math. I have tutored several individuals in these subjects and have been told that my service has greatly improved their grades. I like to take a calm approach and utilize the person's strengths and learning abilities to derive a teaching method that will suit each individual. I also use simple tricks and memorizing techniques that the teachers may not use to help remember how to solve the problem. I am very happy when the person I am helping performs well and will do my best to make sure that the best grade possible is attained. I will work hard and do my best to help those who need my help.

Undergraduate Degree:

 Fullerton College - AA, Business

ACT Math: 33

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What is your teaching philosophy?

My teaching philosophy is to adapt to each student and utilize different methods in order to benefit that particular student. I believe that listening to the needs of the student is crucial and understanding their strengths and weaknesses in a subject will allow me to develop a particular strategy to best suit them.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

I would first listen to the parents or guardian to understand the situation and what they would like to see out of the tutoring sessions. I would then like to speak with the student to see how confident they are in the subject. Also, I would ask what they have difficulty understanding and any other concerns. Next, I may test their knowledge of the subject with a practice test in order to see how they derive an answer and what we need to work on. Lastly, I would teach using several different methods or problem solving techniques in order to understand how they learn best.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I could help a student become an independent learner through positive reinforcement and by introducing different learning tools and strategies. I believe that tutoring a student requires both patience and motivation. Instilling confidence in the student and providing them with helpful tools on the web or in texts gives them more success.