I am a lifelong learner, and I hope to share that mindset while tutoring. I believe that any subject can be interesting as long as your approach it with an open, optimistic mind.
Michigan State University - Bachelors, Kinesiology
University of Michigan-Flint - Current Grad Student, Doctor of Physical Therapy
What is your teaching philosophy?
Any subject can be made interesting, with a motivated and optimistic mindset.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
In a first session I like to find out a student's strengths and weaknesses. From there, we can determine if our best option is to multiply a student's strengths, or incrementally improve their weaknesses. Also, I like to swap one good joke with every new student.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I can help a student become an independent learner by showing them how to study, rather than forcing them to study with me. Tutors aren't meant to be by your side forever, and certainly I won't be there to take a test with my students. My goal is to give study tips and tricks, rather than repeat and test.