I am currently a Biology major at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. I am in the process of switching into Computer Science. My background is primarily in the sciences and math, mostly Biology and Chemistry. I also am proficient in Spanish; I have received two awards from the National Spanish exam and I passed the AP Spanish and Culture exam. Prior to college, I graduated with an Advanced Honors Diploma from Northwest Career and Technical Academy under the program area of Biotechnology. I have some tutoring experience with my peers and with friends of the family. Outside of school, my hobbies include video games and digital media.
University of Nevada Las Vegas - Current Undergrad, Biology
ACT English: 31
ACT Math: 31
ACT Science: 34
SAT Math: 700
High School Biology
High School Chemistry
Study Skills and Organization
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Try to gauge where he/she is as far as getting the material, which aspects he/she has gotten down, and which ones he/she needs work on.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Show him/her how to do a few problems, then allow him/her to solve a few problems on his/her own, and then help correct any mistakes as needed.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Show the student how to do the concept a few times and try to address common issues that may cause confusion with said concept. After that, allow the student to try the concept on his/her own and see if he/she now understands the concept.