# Ingy

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I recently graduated with a Mathematics degree and I am seeking fellowship as an actuary. I have always enjoyed helping my peers in classes with unclear teaching methods, which led me to tutor at a young age in my K-12 school, then in college. The cumulative nature of math poses challenges to many students, and I like to find ways to connect the dots to help my students have a better grasp of difficult concepts. While I have tutored a variety of subjects, such as math, economics, chemistry, finance, and linguistics, I now focus on tutoring math, primarily, since it is my passion. I have a very flexible tutoring style, and my approach strongly depends on each of my students' needs. The goal is for students to leave in a more calm, confident state than before.

Outside of school, I spend much of my time biking, doing yoga, cooking, and exploring new places with friends.

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Undergraduate Degree: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities - Bachelors, Mathematics with Actuarial Science Specialization

- SAT Math: 770

I love weightlifting and being outdoors, as well as crocheting and knitting!

- 10th Grade Math
- 11th Grade Math
- 12th Grade Math
- 4th Grade Math
- 6th Grade Math
- 7th Grade Math
- 8th Grade Math
- 9th Grade Math
- ACCUPLACER College-Level Math
- ACT Math
- Algebra
- Algebra 2
- Algebra 3/4
- AP Calculus AB
- AP Calculus BC
- Calculus
- Calculus 2
- College Algebra
- Differential Equations
- Elementary School Math
- Geometry
- Math
- Middle School Math
- Multivariable Calculus
- Pre-Algebra
- Pre-Calculus
- SAT Prep
- SAT Math
- SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 1
- SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 2
- SAT Subject Tests Prep
- Test Prep
- Trigonometry

## If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

I would ask them some questions to determine what part of the concept is unclear, then find new and creative ways to explain it to them.

## What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?

My first step is to listen to a student's concerns and needs.

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

After preparing them, I simulate test-taking by letting them solve problems without asking questions until they have a final answer.

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

Once I've helped them learn some challenging topics, I show them how far they've come in their ability to solve problems.

## How do you evaluate a student's needs?

I evaluate a student's needs through active listening and asking strategic questions.

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

After assessing a student's needs, I will decide how hands-on my approach should be. While some students need explanation of large topics, others may be lacking in confidence and smaller topics.

## What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

I would begin by assessing the student's needs, and take it from there.

## How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Independent learners need confidence in their skills, so I would focus on developing this confidence by vocally highlighting how far they've come in the learning process.

## How would you help a student stay motivated?

This will depend on how I perceive their personality. Some students may benefit from listening to a similar personal experience I have gone through where I eventually succeeded. Others may want to focus on smaller successes of their own, such as solving problems they previously struggled with.

## How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

I find it helpful to dive in and focus on the matter at hand while a student is still energetic. Time flies and when I stay focused, students are generally able to remain engaged as well.

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

A pencil, paper, and a calculator. I may, at times, recommend graphing tools to better understand problems.

## What is your teaching philosophy?

Every student is different, and there is no single way of teaching perfectly.

## How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

First, I break down the problems for them. Then, I test their understanding through asking them to explain similar problems to me.