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Cassandra

Hi all!
I'm currently an undergraduate student at the University at Albany majoring in Actuarial and Mathematical Sciences with a minor in Economics. I was actually in seventh grade when I decided on the Actuarial Science major, and my passion hasn't changed since! I love math and I love to teach it!
Fun Fact About Me: I also love music, and I play the flute in the concert band here at UAlbany.

Undergraduate Degree:

 University at Albany - Current Undergrad, Actuarial & Mathematical Sciences

My hobbies include traveling, participating in band, and learning new things!

10th Grade Math

11th Grade Math

12th Grade Math

9th Grade Math

CLEP Precalculus

CLEP Principles of Microeconomics

Elementary School Math

IB Mathematical Studies

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe that the best way to learn is by doing, especially when it comes to math. Practice problems are the way to go!

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

In a typical first session with a student, I would like to get to know them better, so they feel as though I'm a friend as well as a tutor. I would ask them what they feel they need to work on, and what their goals are, and go from there.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Sometimes, the student just needs help figuring out how they learn best. If I am able to help them figure out what learning style is best for them, they will eventually be able to start teaching themselves by using those techniques.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

The best way to get a student to stay motivated is to have fun and take breaks when needed. Sometimes you need to take a step back for a few minutes before returning to a problem.

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

I would try to go about teaching in different ways, such as examples, practice problems, or other hands on approaches, until the student is able to get a good understanding of the concept.