I have just graduated with the BS in Math from the University of Houston, and planning to go to the graduate school soon. I have been working at the tutoring center called Undergraduate Scholars at the University of Houston for the past year and a half as a tutor of chemistry, biology and math. The experience has been amazing. Working with the adult students has been so much fun that it doesn't seem like work most of the time. It's really great to know that I am helping these students to do better with their school work and giving them a greater opportunity to succeed. Throughout the year I have had a chance to get to know the students and have found that they are all incredibly intelligent and have a great deal of potential.
My experience at University has given me insight not only into how these students learn, but also how to help them learn more effectively. My time here has been wonderful and I wouldn't change it for the world.
It is my belief that I cannot truly master something until I can teach it to others. Thus, I view tutoring as an essential component of the learning process. With respect to my tenure as a tutor at the Undergraduate Scholars, this has certainly been the case. From helping to ease students of their confusion in the lab, to leading review sessions in front of spacious lecture halls, my experiences as a tutor have augmented my interpersonal as well as technical skills. The responsibilities inherent to tutoring have motivated me to enhance my knowledge, to question my preconceptions, and to strengthen my understanding of math, chemistry and biology. In addition, coming to know and befriend the students, tutors, and faculty involved in the tutoring process has enriched my tutoring experience.
University of Houston - BS, Mathematics and Chemistry