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Muhammad Salik

My approach to tutoring is flexible and adjusted for every students learning style so to have maximum effectiveness. I can adapt and modify it to meet the individual needs of my students and their areas of weakness. I tutor a variety of subjects, which includes AP Exams, Calculus, Algebra, Physics, Statistics, Differential Equations, General Chemistry, and K-12 Math and Science, as well as a list of standardized tests, ranging from ACT and SAT for high school students as well as AP Exams and AP Subject Tests. I try to maintain the interest of my students by making learning both enjoyable and interesting.

I have been tutoring for 6 + years as an K-12th grade tutor as well as college. I have tutored for AP exams, SAT, ACT, and PSAT with great results with 98th percentile grades from my students in the Math and Reading section of the SAT & ACT.

As an Electrical Engineering major, I had to be very grounded in math subjects, my mathematics foundation and applications allow me to be a very versatile tutor, breaking down the subject into easy to understand modules. As a result, I am very comfortable and confident in not only tutoring them but doing so at a level and style that students can readily follow and understand. I have taken higher level math courses and understand the fundamentals very well so it allows me to teach them in a way that is basic enough for anyone to understand.

Everyone learns in a different way, so each student you teach is different each with their own strengths and weaknesses so tailoring the learning experience to each student is the best way to help the student learn in their own way.

Math is easy it is just taught in a way students have difficulty learning, everyone does not think the same but I have a variety of methods to help anyone understand. Having a strong math foundation will help not only in your classes but in life as everything includes math.

Undergraduate Degree:

 The University of Texas at Dallas - Current Undergrad, Electrical Engineering

ACT English: 30

ACT Reading: 32

ACT Science: 31

SAT Math: 720

SAT Verbal: 740

AP Biology: 4

AP Calculus BC: 4

AP English Literature: 5

AP US History: 5

AP World History: 5

AP Art History: 4

AP Psychology: 4

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AP Art History

Business

Business Statistics

College Business

College Computer Science

College Economics

College Level American History

Discrete Math

Electrical and Computer Engineering

High School Business

High School Computer Science

High School Economics

High School Level American History

Homework Support

Macroeconomics

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Summer

Technology and Computer Science

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I go over the basic foundations and see if the student has any trouble understanding the core, and then I would go over the applications, thus breaking down the subject into easy to understand modules that are easier for the student to learn the small parts and then be able to relate it to the entire subject.

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

Everyone learns in a different way, so each student you teach is different, each with their own strengths and weaknesses, so tailoring the learning experience to each student is the best way to help the student learn in their own way.

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

I try to maintain the interest of my students by making learning both enjoyable and interesting.

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

I break down the subject into easy to understand parts, and teach it to them in a level and style that students can readily follow and understand.

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

Learning is easy, but students have difficulty learning because it is taught in a difficult way; everyone does not think the same, but I have a variety of methods to help anyone understand. So building up a student’s foundation and then branching out helps the student feel more confident in what they are doing.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

My approach to tutoring is flexible and adjusted for every student's learning style so as to have maximum effectiveness. I can adapt and modify it to meet the individual needs of my students and their areas of weakness. I start out by seeing what the student needs help in, and seeing if they understand the concepts and if they are missing any pieces of the larger picture.

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

Very hands on. Visual aids, paper and pencils, calculators, graphing software, and a tablet for showing a graph.

What is your teaching philosophy?

Learning is different for everyone; anyone can learn with the right teacher.

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

I would allow them to understand the fundamentals very well so it allows me to teach them in a way that is basic enough for anyone to understand, and then move on to the more difficult stuff when they are more confident in their ability.

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

Tailoring the learning experience to each student is the best way to help the student learn in their own way.

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

Ask them what they are particularly having trouble in, and then adapt and modify my teaching approach to meet the individual needs of my students and their areas of weakness.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

By breaking down the subject into easy to understand modules. As a result, the students begin to feel comfortable and confident in their ability to understand by themselves, thus learning and comprehending it more easily.