I am a Biotechnology major at the University at Buffalo hoping to achieve a PhD in Microbiology. At school, I spends most of my time in a lab figuring out how things work and what the next “big thing” could be. My passion on sustainability and technology will never end, and I strongly believe faith in oneself could overcome any academic challenge.
University at Buffalo - Bachelors, Biotechnology
What is your teaching philosophy?
For every hour you spend learning a subject, spend at least 3 hours studying and putting it into practice.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Welcome the student. Ask them what their goals are, then ask them what they are having trouble with.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I can help a student become an independent learner by showing them how to answer problems the proper way to avoid confusion in the future.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
To help a student stay motivated, I will appraise them for understanding material.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I'll go over the skill or concept and try to show them a real world example of how this skill might be used.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Students struggling with reading comprehension are most likely reading while distracted. I'll tell them to put their phones on silent and avoid glancing over their messages, then go over the reading material with them.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
I find it most helpful to have to the student feel comfortable around you and let them know that it is ok to make mistakes.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
The best way to get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling with is to provide them with real world applications.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
Repetition is the best way to retain information in the long run, as well as providing many different types of examples.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
I would build a student's confidence in a subject by assuring him/her that the material they see now will be the same material that they'd see in the future. Concepts don't really change, and I would be able to help you master them for a lifetime.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
I would analyze what they are struggling with by giving them general practice sets and seeing which subjects need more attention.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
I would ask them for feedback and make adjustments accordingly.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?