"Any subject or topic is only difficult until it's explained and taught by the right tutor"
NYSS College of engineering - Bachelors, Electronics/Computers
College Computer Science
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Science
High School Chemistry
High School Computer Science
High School Physics
Middle School Science
PC Basic Computer Skills
Technology and Computer Science
What is your teaching philosophy?
Education is not only about making your child learn Physics and Math; it is more about teaching them how to think, integrate and apply in their future life. "You give man a fish, you feed him one time. You teach him how to fish and you feed him for lifetime!"
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Try and get to know him/her as an individual and not as my student. Have a casual and free-flowing conversation by engaging the student with his/her interests. Understand what is holding them from feeling confident about a particular subject. Ask them what are their expectations from the upcoming sessions, and cater my teaching accordingly.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
By being the catalyst in boosting their confidence about a particular subject. This can be achieved by helping them with how to approach and think about a topic to be learned and giving them enough practice, from easy to moderate to complex questions, of course overlooking and helping them along the journey!
How would you help a student stay motivated?
More or less all kids of a certain age group have similar intellectual IQ, however the emotional IQ varies depending upon the upbringing, the surrounding and genes. As a tutor, for me to understand the level and being patient with the student is the key. I don't see a reason why a certain concept or skill cannot be learned and integrated if it's taught in different ways. There is science, math, physics and chemistry all around us in the real world. :)
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
The best way is to have them read something that they love and value. For example, some kids may love reading about cars, and others may enjoy cars, while others are into geography and so on. The key is to first have them read one of those things and make them start imagining and connecting these different topics. A raw and boring read can be transformed into interesting one by discussing it.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
I don't really use any one strategy for different kind of students. I believe I would know as I work along with the student and understand what works best for them individually.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
The key is to first make them realize that they do not have a way out of learning a particular subject. Once a student realizes and accepts the fact, I would love to hear from them as to how he/she wants to go about it. Some kids love to get into details and having a discussion beyond the text, and some would be interested in just doing the necessary to get good grades. It all depends.