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Michael

I'm 23 years old and a recent graduate of the University of California, Irvine. I obtained 2 bachelor's degrees and hope one day to become a physician. Other than medicine, my passions include reading, cooking/baking, and drawing.

I believe I can be a tutor who not only is personable, but can also teach students essential skills and abilities that can be applied to multiple subjects. My teaching philosophy involves mixing study skills and fun concepts. I believe every subject has the potential to be exciting with the right attitude.

Undergraduate Degree:

 University of California-Irvine - Bachelors, Anthropology

reading, writing, cooking, baking, and hikes

American Literature

British Literature

CAHSEE Prep

College Application Essays

College English

College Level American Literature

GED Math

GED Reasoning Through Language Arts

GED Science

GED Social Studies

High School English

High School Level American Literature

High School Writing

Medicine

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Science

Middle School Writing

Other

Public Health

Social Sciences

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

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

I believe that students tend to do well in subjects that they find interesting, and a great deal of the material may not be appealing to many students. That is why I will find fun and interesting ways to get the students interested in the material; that involves media and/or using current popular cultural references to connect the material.

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

Reviewing is an important component in studying, and it allows a student to reiterate what they already know. While it is important to study the concepts the student is not familiar or confident in, it is just as important to review concepts that the students know and to apply or connect it to the concepts that students do not know.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

To evaluate a student's needs, I will ask the student first what they need help on. If the student is not very detailed with what they specifically need help on, I will go through every concept with them together to address what areas they need help in.

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

My style of tutoring is very versatile depending on what a student needs. If a student is a visual learner and needs help in math, I will create a curriculum that fosters visual aids about math.

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

To work interactively with a student who is working on a paper a Google document can suffice because of the interactive nature of the program. I will also utilize a calendar type of planning to ensure that the student has a detailed study plan when they study on their own, and we reconvene to focus on what they learned.