Hi there! So far in my life I find that the best way to describe myself is an avid lifelong learner. I've always been interested in school and in learning anything and everything I could. Currently I am starting back up in college after taking some time off of school to deal with life. I am starting back at Front Range Community College to get my feet wet in classes again before transferring over to CU Boulder. I plan on studying in computer engineering. In the past I have always been placed in honors or advanced placement courses and excelled in them.
When it comes to tutoring I feel that anyone can learn everything as long as they do their best. I love being able to help someone else understand a new concept for the first time.
Front Range Community College - Bachelors, Engineering
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy is that every student is different. Everyone learns in a different way and has different needs when it comes to learning. I believe that those needs should be catered to so that each individual learns as well as they possibly can.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
A typical first session with a student would involve discussing where they think they need the most help in the subject. Once we go over that, we would do a practice test so I can see where they really stand and what really needs to be focused on. We would also go over what style of learning they feel the connect best with and go from there.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I feel that students began to want to learn when they no longer feel intimidated by the subject. The best way to help them overcome that is to find a way for them to make the subject work for them. Once a student has that connection, they can then use the tools they have learned to learn the material on their own.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I would help a student stay motivated by making sure they always stay positive. I believe that as soon as a student becomes negative, they lose their motivation and began to doubt themselves. To avoid this, I make sure that every student is always positive about themselves learning the subject no matter what.