I firmly believe that every student has the ability to achieve greatness. Any advice, word of encouragement, or assistance I can provide towards the student maximizing his/her potential makes the investment worthwhile. I was fortunate to get help along the way; why not turn around and do the same for others?!
LeTourneau University - Bachelors, Electrical Engineering
LeTourneau University - Masters, Electrical Engineering
GRE Quantitative: 161
GRE Verbal: 159
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SAT Subject Test in French with Listening
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What is your teaching philosophy?
"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Introduce myself, ask the student what s/he thinks s/he needs help with, and give the student a few problems to solve.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
First, encourage the student by letting him/her know that s/he has what it takes to understand the material!
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Ask the student what are his/her expectations, set some goals, and keep track of those.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Be patient with the student. Go through a few problems covering said skill/concept.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
Remind the student that s/he has the ability. Give the student "easy" exercises, and let the student solve them.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
Ask the student what s/he is un/comfortable with.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
A computer, notepad, relevant homework sheet, and school book.