Hi, I'm Dorian and I hope to be your future tutor. I've been tutoring for a good year now with a focus on English as a foreign language and mathematics. My mother language is German and I graduated from a German high school.
My strengths include all kinds of German, from grammar to classic novels and business German.
What is your teaching philosophy?
I want my students to not just memorize things to pass their classes. I want them to genuinely understand the subject matter and to be able to apply their knowledge in their classes to yield the results they deserve.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Introduce myself, and get to know the student on a personal and academic level to adjust future sessions to his personal pace and receptiveness.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
By showing him how to apply and use his knowledge in real-life situations and not just inside of the classroom. This can be illustrated really well with vivid examples and intercultural competence - especially for foreign languages.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
By making him realize that motivation and hard work are the most important factors for success - academically and personally.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I would try to simplify the concept to its basics, and then try to emphasize the key factors for understanding the subject's matter.