I am an active and dedicated learner. I enjoy learning new things, no matter how complex they may seem. In the end, it gives me great satisfaction to know that I was able to obtain full knowledge of something I did not have knowledge of before.
I have taken my knowledge and have put it to the test by volunteering in places that have continuously tested it, in which I have gained a lot of experience. For example, I volunteered at my local hospital, in the Pediatrics Department for 4 years. Apart from attending the younger patients with toys and coloring books, I would help the older patients, who were in Middle/High School, by helping them complete any assignments for school.
Not only that, but in that time period, and currently, I have been volunteering as a mentor and tutor at Fontana Adult School. There I guide students towards a college path so that they can achieve a career that best suits them.
Along the way, I have had a lot of experience with people of all age, race, and belief groups. Being a tutor at Varsity Tutors is just another form to express the knowledge and experience I have gained throughout my life.
San Bernardino Valley College - Current Undergrad, Nursing
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe that every tutor or teacher must be knowledgeable of the subject they claim to know. Then they must understand the learning style of the student in order for them to teach the concept or subject the student is struggling with.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I will typically introduce myself and vice versa. Then, I would take no more than 5 minutes to get to know the student on a personal level-- their strengths and weaknesses-- to, later, understand their style of learning. Doing so will help me help them.