I am from Chicago, Illinois but now live in Buffalo, New York. I am current freshman Civil Engineering major with a double minor in Mathematics and Spanish at the University of Delaware. I love to travel, learn, play sports, and help people. I have tutored for almost 4 years now and can definitely help anyone who needs it, especially in Math and Spanish.
University of Delaware - Current Undergrad, Civil Engineering
10th Grade Math
11th Grade Math
12th Grade Math
1st Grade Math
2nd Grade Math
3rd Grade Math
4th Grade Math
5th Grade Math
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9th Grade Math
ACCUPLACER Arithmetic Prep
ACCUPLACER College-Level Math Prep
ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra Prep
CLEP College Algebra
CLEP College Mathematics
COMPASS Mathematics Prep
Elementary School Math
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics
HSPT Math Prep
IB Mathematical Studies
SAT Subject Test in Spanish with Listening
SAT Subject Tests Prep
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy is based off what the tutee needs help with. I am a very flexible person and can adapt to any style that someone wants. Overall, I believe that as a teacher, my philosophy is to be insightful and to go at whatever pace the tutee wants to be able to get him/her to fully understand the material.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
In a typical first session, I would most likely spend some time to really know the student, as well as the student to get to know me. I would then ask the student what his/her end goal is, and then my goal becomes to get them to that goal.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I can help a student become an independent learner by building up their confidence to a point where they know the material inside and out. Whether it is through practice problems or through having the student take the role of the tutor and explain in detail their thinking to a certain question/answer, I believe that I can help guide the student on the right track.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I would help the student stay motivated by offering rewards for their hard work and by giving a small amount of homework to increase the amount of learning that they do. I always like to think towards the future and if I tell a student that it will all be worth it and all of your hard work will pay off, they usually stay motivated.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, I will try to teach it in a different way, or I will continue to try to explain it until the student grasps it. Usually this is done through practice problems. However, what I will not do is move on from a topic unless both myself and the student are 100% sure that they understand it.