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Paul

I believe that learning is a lifelong process and I feel fortunate to have been involved in the education of countless students over the past thirteen years. I began tutoring my peers in middle school after my parents pointed out that it would help reinforce my own knowledge. In preparation for the SATs, I attended a private test prep center where I learned specialized strategies for standardized tests. After receiving a perfect score of 800 on the math section of my SATs, I was invited to begin working at a private test prep company. My age and affable nature helped foster the relationship between younger, unruly students and their adult instructors.

I received my Bachelor of Science in Physics from Florida Atlantic University and began tutoring college students, many of whom were returning to their education after taking time off. My most frequently tutored subjects include Mathematics (Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus), Physics, Chemistry, and standardized test prep (SAT, ACT, and GRE). My favorite subject to tutor would be Physics because of the multitude of ways that concepts can be used to intrigue students’ curiosities, stimulate their creativity, or sometimes simply leave them in awe of the world in which they live. Additionally, the useful applications of Algebra and Geometry create opportunities to engage students by highlighting their practical value.

I am fascinated by the different learning styles and how I can adapt my tutoring method to a student’s specific strengths and weaknesses. When I begin with a new student, I focus on flexibility as we become accustomed to one another. As time progresses and we enact a personalized lesson plan, my expectations increase accordingly as does each student's accountability. I strongly believe that it behooves all learners to employ a useful toolkit of reasoning and comprehension skills. In addition to teaching the material for examinations, I devote a small fraction of our time to developing these abilities that will foster learning in many areas. During my free time, I enjoy traveling with my family to experience other cultures. My other hobbies include reading, playing chess, and building computers.

Undergraduate Degree:

 Florida Atlantic University - Bachelors, Physics

SAT Math: 800

I enjoy traveling to different places and experiencing the local lifestyle, especially the food. I also like to go hiking and camping with my family. When the weather isn't agreeable, I prefer to read or play chess. I have also built and customized several computers for myself and others.