### Lucas

Hello, I am am actuarial mathematics student at the University of Louisville. I have been helping my fellow classmates since middle school and have always been a source of help in math, science, and English-based curriculum. I am very personable and willing to go the extra mile because knowledge is power! I took numerous AP courses in high school and am familiar with AP guidelines, so I'd love to assist you with your AP needs.

Mathematics has always been a love of mine, so I feel confident in speaking about my proficiency in various subjects as well as standardized testing, like the ACT and SAT. The most important thing for me is to get the student to critically think on his or her own and be able to get through questions with speed and efficiency.

University of Louisville - Bachelors, Actuarial Mathematics

ACT English: 34

ACT Math: 36

ACT Science: 31

AP Chemistry: 4

AP Calculus AB: 5

AP Physics C: Mechanics: 4

AP English Literature: 4

AP US History

Elementary School Reading

What is your teaching philosophy?

Step-by-step, walk the student through one problem and then let them try on their own, with hints if necessary.

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

See what lessons they are on now, what they are confident with and what they may need some assistance in.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Being a guide but letting them walk.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Positive reinforcement.

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

Walk the student through it, and point out any helpful tips along the way.

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

Slow down, see what the question is really asking, and go from there.

What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?

Allow a form of independence, while also being there for any questions.

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

Give them jingles or fun ways to remember the content.

What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?

Ask them different parts pertaining to the main question to make sure the student understands and can think about all the parts separately.

How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?

Positive reinforcement and repetition.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

Ask and see what they like and what they don't, and then go from there.

How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?

On the fly.

What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?

Pencil, paper, and calculator if necessary.