I am a graduate of Hiram College with a degree in Biology. Hiram is a liberal arts school, so I have experiences outside of the sciences also. During my time in college, I was a teaching assistant for several literature classes and also tutored students who took various levels of Spanish. Every student is different and learns in a unique way. It's important to recognize these differences and help students develop their strengths instead of focusing on flaws. With the right tools, anyone can learn. I am a Biology tutor as well as a Spanish tutor, and both topics provide different challenges. With hard work and determination, I believe any student can accomplish their goals.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
In a first session, we would establish a working relationship to determine what methods will be most successful, as well as a baseline to see what knowledge the student has.