I am an engineering student at Northeastern University who loves helping people out with all subjects. Standardized tests are just a game against the clock that we can improve in so many ways.
Northeastern University - Current Undergrad, Industrial Engineering
ACT Composite: 32
ACT English: 32
ACT Math: 31
ACT Reading: 32
ACT Science: 32
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
High School Physics
SAT Subject Tests Prep
Technology and Computer Science
What is your teaching philosophy?
I have two philosophies. 1. Practice makes perfect. 2. There's an angle to everything. I think there is always more than one way to approach a problem, and typically the test tries to make you think you need to take the harder approach.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
First is definitely to talk to the student about what he has covered and what he needs help with, and then follow up with an assessment test or quiz. Once we know where we are with the subject, we can then structure a plan and the following sessions.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Creating a study system helps the student get the most out of the time he spends studying. Once I can help him find his best studying style, it definitely becomes easier for him to learn and retain information, and for me to help him.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
If the student is having difficulty understanding something, then we need to decompose the problem/subject and take it by parts. Many times, it's also a matter a taking the right approach.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Getting to know the strengths and weaknesses of a student helps me adjust the way I teach. So definitely getting to know the student is extremely important.