I have three years of experience teaching a variety of high school math, science and college prep classes in Texas. I also had the privilege of developing and coaching the girls soccer program! I have an additional 4 years of tutoring and teacher assistant experience outside my role as a teacher, specifically working in curriculum design for the ACT, SAT and calculus-based Physics classes. I have my Texas Teacher’s Certification, and received my Bachelor of Science in Physics at the University of West Florida. I am currently working towards a Masters in Applied Mathematics, while studying for the actuary professional exams.
My absolute favorite subject to tutor is Physics; not only because my back ground is strongest in this subject, but also because the way to tutor these concepts is simply the most fun. Most students struggle with understanding the connections between the necessary math and the physical consequences. The best way to reinforce the math and the science together is to get up and do it. Scientists, of course, spend a lot of time reading and writing; but the true understanding of a topic comes when you can both experience the consequences of the concept and explain them to another person. Students will spend a lot of time in my physics sessions sliding, spinning, dropping, rolling, skidding, pushing and pulling themselves, non-breakable objects or even the occasional family member. Don’t worry, I leave the family pets out of it! Although those of you online may see my cat in a few demonstrations.
My tutoring style looks more like a coach and less like a teacher. I believe that students must be guided towards reflecting on their own learning, communicating their own areas of need, and developing study skills and classroom habits that work best for them. It is more important to me, as a tutor, to set the student up for continued success with the long term goal of them being independent learners. This coaching method allows me to be flexible within the constraints of the goals and the curriculum to better respond to your student’s actual need.
The University of West Florida - Bachelors, Physics