I am graduate from Kelley School of Business, Indiana University. I studied Information Systems with a major in Business Intelligence and Analytics. I also did a two year fellowship with Teach for India where I got the chance to teach students. I believe that teaching requires a lot of hard work and effort as it is very important for the teacher to look at things from the student's perspective. I absolutely love teaching Mathematics and I feel proud to share that most of my students have become Math's wizards even though they didn't like the subject earlier.
My teaching pedagogy involves innovative hands-on exercises and discussions designed to foster creativity and rationality among children using real life applications on concepts. I am really excited about teaching.
DIT - B Tech, Computer Science
Kelley School of Business - MS, Information Systems
GRE Quantitative: 168
10th Grade Math
11th Grade Math
8th Grade Math
9th Grade Math
ACCUPLACER College-Level Math Prep
ACT Aspire Prep
CLEP College Algebra
College Computer Science
DAT Quantitative Reasoning
Elementary School Math
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics
GRE Subject Tests
High School Business
High School Computer Science
High School Physics
HSPT Math Prep
Mathematical Foundations for Computer Science
SAT Subject Tests Prep
Technology and Computer Science
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe that each and every student should get an excellent education. It is important to understand that this excellent education is different for different students because everyone's learning style is unique. It is very important for the teacher to create an environment where students can learn and empower themselves. A great teacher should always let the students explore the horizons of their imaginations.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I would want to know the student as well as possible. I would discuss some of the basics on the subject that I am supposed to teach so that I could understand his grasp and interests. Instead of directly jumping to the curriculum, I would first try to be friends with the student so that he feels comfortable learning the material.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I am glad that this question is being asked because I believe the role of the teacher is not just to teach a particular subject but rather to make students lifelong independent learners. I would try to emphasize the reason behind learning that subject by giving real life example of its daily use. I would also discuss how studying a particular subject will help my student achieve his or her long-term goals. This would ensure that they take ownership of their learning.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
To ensure that a student remains motivated, it is important to have a data-oriented approach. I would give periodic tests and quizzes and take note of those scores to show progress. I would also repeatedly discuss the importance of topics that I teach to keep the student interested.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I would try to understand why the student is having difficulty in learning a skill or concept. It could be because of a missing prerequisite skill, lack of motivation, a need of revision, or any other reason. I would give the student a little extra time to catch up and then have regular interventions to ensure that learning is happening.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
I would try to inculcate in students the habit of reading storybooks to help them. I would also try to help them build their vocabulary so that they understand the text they are reading. Storybooks are a very useful tool to increase the interest in reading books, thus improving RC skills.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
The best strategy to start working with a student is understanding his mindset and then creating a lesson plan based on his or her needs. It is important to think from his or her perspective so that a good lesson plan can be created.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
To make a student excited about a subject they are struggling in, I would link the topics of that subject to their goal and give them real life example of the use of those topics.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
I would give periodic tests and proper revision sessions to ensure that the retention of content taught is good.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
I would start with easy problems so that the student can feel a sense of confidence about the subject, and then gradually, I would increase the rigor. I would also keep track of their performance on the periodic tests to measure their growth.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
I believe that every student's needs are different, and it is very important for the teacher to evaluate them. I would periodically discuss my performance with my students and ask for feedback on how I can teach them better. I would also try different ways of teaching so that I could find the method that suited the student the best.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
Students often have different learning styles. They may be auditory, visual, kinesthetic, or another type of learner. I would change my way of teaching based on the need of the student.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
I use different teaching material as per the need of the topic being taught.