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Boris

Currently a UCLA student looking to become a professional tutor after graduation. I feel greatly satisfied when a struggling student finally understands not only how to do a problem, but why the problem exists and why he or she solves it a certain way. I want to encourage people to be curious and ask why, and help them fit academic concepts into their common sense.

Undergraduate Degree:

 UCLA - BS, Biology

SAT Composite: 2280

SAT Math: 800

SAT Verbal: 720

SAT Writing: 760

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What is your teaching philosophy?

Solve the problem to understand it, not to get the right answer.

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

Ask how much exposure he/she has had with the material and how well he/she does in school. Gauge how quickly the student picks up on concepts and adjust the teaching method accordingly.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Always ask "why" a student chooses an answer.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Don't overload the student with work and try to give analogies and stories that would help the student remember the material.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

Give more examples, give analogies to something the student is more familiar with, and repeat practice problems.