I have a passion for math and am enthusiastic about sharing that passion with others through tutoring. I have a B.S. in Mathematics and Physics from The Ohio State University. My care for the people I'm teaching and experience taking technical concepts that others don't yet understand and explaining them in ways that they do understand is what makes me a great tutor. I have a passion for learning and share that with others as I help them. I've had experience doing this for a wide range of subjects and audiences, from middle school math to college physical-chemistry.
In my free time, I enjoy running and reading science fiction.
What is your teaching philosophy?
I like to teach students the tools they need to solve problems.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
First, I would get to know the student. Then I would ask about what the student is learning about, what they're struggling with, if there are any tests coming up, etc., and if there were anything specific they would like to get out of the sessions.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I'd teach them the methods and tools to figuring out how to independently solve math problems using what they know and their available resources.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I'd transform the questions to represent something the student is interested in.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I'd find different ways and examples to explain the skill or concept.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
I'll build a student's confidence by taking it slow and focusing on comprehension of the material, and teach the underlying concepts rather than just how to solve the problem in front of them.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
I'd evaluate a student's needs by asking them about what they're learning, current struggles, any upcoming exams, and what the student hopes to get out of the sessions.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
I'd adapt my tutoring to the student's needs by setting the pace to meet their needs (e.g., upcoming exam, slow to grasp concepts, etc.).
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
I will initially use a digital whiteboard, and re-evaluate materials based on each individual student's needs.