# Award-Winning Geometry Tutors in Oregon, WI

Joseph ...their science courses. I was recently a Microbiology Professor in Portland and really enjoyed the student-teacher interaction. I am looking to continue this through tutoring students in the Phoenix area. Some of my favorite subjects to teach are science, math and writing I am easily able to pull items from my experiences to relate the...

University of Wisconsin-Madison - BS, Medical Microbiology and Immunology

University of Wisconsin-Madison - MS, Bacteriology

Gregory ...After being away from teaching for some time I found that I still want to play a part-time role in education. It was my experience that one on one teaching in office hours brought the most benefit to students, so tutoring is the best way for me to take part in education.... It is a best to transmit knowledge and skills in a way tailored to each student's unique mindset. This fact makes classroom teaching very difficult, so for many students one-on-one tutoring is an optimal method to learn.

California State University-Bakersfield - Bachelors, Mathematics

University of California-Davis - PhD, Applied Mathematics

Aaron I connect with people best through sharing ideas. The majority of my spare time is spent trying to simplify or find alternate proofs of basic theorems to make them more intuitive.... Focusing on beauty solves many problems a teacher faces. If I am attending a lecture about The Great Gatsby, I will be eager if the speaker tells of the beauty she sees, rather than a quick and dirty type of analysis. I regularly talk to people who admit math wasn't their favorite subject in school. Some were self-conscious. Some had gaps they never filled. Some just didn't care. Whatever the case, I admit to them that math is my favorite art form with as much room for expression as sculpting or jazz. I claim that mathematicians are half artists, half observers of fine art. My conversants often tell me it is an epiphany for them to think of math as such, and that it helps heal their math wound. A marvelous way I have found to unveil beauty in the classroom is by using surprise. I like to present ideas from a simple perspective, discuss them briefly, then release a theorem. Thales' theorem (the diameter of a circle subtends a right angle to any point on the circumference) is a great example, especially with the aid of Java applets. After playing a bit with triangles by moving points around in a worksheet, it's surprising to be able to connect two structures as basic as a right triangle and a diameter. Next in importance to marveling at beauty, I want students to learn to think critically to solve problems. Understandably, some students have never had guidance past high school drills. All the more, problem solving should be emphasized and revisited throughout college curriculum. I have many years of experience in problem solving competitions and a collection of principles regarding problem solving that I like to follow. One is about inverse problems. Consider the following: if baseball cards are five cents apiece and shipping costs fifty cents, how many cards will one dollar buy? After making the arithmetic clear, students had better know how to calculate the forward problem, i.e. "How much will x number of cards cost?" I'm depending on them knowing the forward problem because we covered it last week, but it is important to bring it out in more than just a mention so the students have a comfortable base to start. It's like revisiting rational numbers before diving into irrationals. They are intrinsically tied, and it gives the class confidence to start with old material.

Missouri University of Science and Technology - Bachelors, Applied Math

The Texas AM University System Office - PhD, Math

Samantha ...hands-on experience in the biological sciences that I can use to make the living world around us more understandable and exciting to others. Additionally, I have helped teach a microbiology lab course at UW-Madison. Having the opportunity to teach others about the things I have a passion for fills me with so much excitement. I...

UW-Madison - Current Undergrad, Microbiology, Genetics

William ...Method is a form of inquiry and discussion between individuals, based on asking and answering questions to stimulate critical thinking and to illuminate ideas. Chess is excellent for improving logic and critical analysis skills. The game of World of Warcraft is excellent for improving organizational and attention-to-detail skills. Reading novels of your favorite genre is...

Oregon State University - BS, Mathematics

University of Wisconsin -- Madison - PhD, Mathematics

Katie ...passionate about learning! My favorite part about teaching is helping students overcome their fear and dislike of subjects that are confusing or difficult for them. I think that when a tutor can break down the material into manageable pieces and explain it in new ways, all hard working students can make progress! I love to...

Valparaiso University - Bachelors, Spanish and International Service

Valparaiso University - Masters, Master of Education Initial Licensure

Jonah ...prep. I've even tutored students learning English as a second language. My test scores prove I know what I'm talking about, and my experience has taught me how to communicate what I know. I love this sort of work, and I've yet to meet a student I haven't been able to help and get along...

UW Madison - Current Undergrad, Communication Arts

Debo I have extensive tutoring experience in math, physics, chemistry and engineering subjects. I really enjoy tutoring and like the interaction with students. ... Teaching is a way to share knowledge and improve your own learning.... By helping them understand the core concepts. Focus on understanding the problem itself rather than the solution.... By praising them on their successes, pointing out places for improvement and making learning a fun process.

Jadavpur University - Bachelors, Chemical Engineering

University of South Florida-Main Campus - PhD, Chemical Engineering

Michael ...high school students in physics and math. I am interested in making physics and math relatable to people who are not naturally adept at it. I have taken the SAT, the general GRE and the physics GRE subject tests. I also play trumpet and have studied music theory in music camps and AP music theory...

Lawrence University - Bachelors, Physics

University of New Mexico - Masters, Physics

Ben ...but also in classroom management, bridging language barriers, and engaging students. I have taken from this experience an ability to maintain an enthusiastic and composed environment while being flexibility in teaching strategies and identifying the strengths of students. I plan to formulate, revise, and execute different lesson plans for each tutor session I lead. I...

Northwestern University - Bachelors, Biological Sciences