Through tutoring in the past, I've learned that every child has a different learning style that works best for them. I've always had a passion for working with numbers and have continued this in my career. Every day, I perform analyses and work with data which aids in keeping my skills sharp.
I enjoy working with students and seeing them grow and learn math. Many of my students have started out as confused and frustrated, but after working with me for a bit and using different examples, they begin to grasp the subject matter and that is a really great thing to witness!
Helping students understand math isn't an easy process but it's one I find to be very rewarding!
Michigan State University College of Business - Bachelors, Marketing
Michigan State University College of Business - Masters, Market Research
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I would first determine what they know and what they are learning in class. From there, we could move on to examples that they may be struggling with.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I would give them multiple examples and walk them through step by step. Eventually, I would have them do some on their own to ensure that they have understood the concept!
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
I would try to use examples with things that interest them; for example, turning a simple math problem into a problem with their favorite baseball players or something similar.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
I would have them solve a few problems on their own and check them. Then I would also have them work backwards if need be to show me how they got to their answer.