### Scot

As a lifelong student of the world, I am passionate about learning and teaching and believe the pursuit of knowledge is what makes our species so great. I hope to help my students achieve their goals by offering a fresh perspective, simple explanations, and fun whenever possible. My strongest subjects are in Mathematics and the GMAT. Currently, I am wrapping up interviews for MBA programs and expect to be enrolled as a student this coming fall.

University of Tennessee - Bachelors, Marketing

GMAT: 740

GMAT Quantative : 50

GMAT VERBAL: 40

10th Grade Math

11th Grade Math

12th Grade Math

9th Grade Math

Elementary Algebra

GMAT Integrated Reasoning

GMAT Quantitative

GMAT Verbal

Marketing

Probability

Python

Quantitative Reasoning

Technology and Computer Science

What is your teaching philosophy?

Teaching is most effective when it is interesting, fun, and applicable to our daily lives. I aim to go beyond simply finding the correct answer, but also understand how and why an answer is correct.

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

On a first session I'd like to get to know my student a little bit and identify their strengths/weaknesses as well as their goals. From there I can work out a road map and we can begin to get to work.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I can help point my students to resources they can access on their own as well as offer tips on how to best search for the information they may need to complete a given task.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I hope to keep students motivated by keeping making the content we are working with interesting, fun and applicable to real world situations. Further, from my own experience I can give strong examples of the power of a strong education.

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

Rather than re-hashing the material over again, I would first try to identify why the new concept is difficult. It may be a previous skill that the new concept is built upon needs strengthening, or we may need to look at the new concept from a different perspective with fresh examples.