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Johnny

I have graduated from Rutgers-Newark with a double major in Mathematics and Physics. I have been passionate about teaching math ever since I tutored math and physics. Despite extensive experience working in electronics communications, my most rewarding job has been teaching high school math in a summer program to prepare students for college. My practical experience in electronics as well as my background in Physics helps me to both understand and explain applications of mathematics.

I am able to teach a wide range of both high school and college level math ranging from algebra and calculus I, II, and III to linear algebra, differential equations, and partial differentials among others. Having engaged in test preparation as part of the high school college prep summer program, I am experienced in tutoring SAT mathematics as well. Furthermore, I am fluent in Spanish and am both capable of and willing to tutor math in Spanish.

I have now been tutoring intermittently for 9 years. I am highly qualified in mathematics and physics, I am patient, and passionate to help anyone seeking assistance in a wide range of mathematics and physics. I am looking forward to helping you understand and gain the confidence to achieve more in your education.

Undergraduate Degree:

 Rutgers University-Newark - Bachelors, Math/ Applied Physics

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What is your teaching philosophy?

I love helping people. I believe if you have been given talents, you should use them for good so that it may multiply.

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

Identify the strengths and weaknesses of the student.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Focus on the mental approach to the problems and give positive reinforcement when the student performs well.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Start with the fundamental components and then gradually build to more complex problems.

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

Try to show a real life parallel of the concept.

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

Dissect the individual partitions of the question.

What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?

Ask how they were taught to approach the problem and try to reinforce those methods.

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

Continually ask the student conceptual questions to broaden the problems given.

What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?

Ask expansive theoretical question to problems completed.

How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?

Reiterate concepts previously covered, and show how those concepts have been mastered in order to complete the current problems.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

Ask the student to try the problem on their own, and observe the areas where they create errors.

How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?

Approach each problem in multiple ways to find the method that the student is most comfortable with.

What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?

Graphing paper, and a graphing calculator.