Hi! I'm Timmy. I look forward to working with you.
I have a wide range of experiences that I think are valuable for an array of different students in need of some help. Graduating from Manhattan College in May of 2012, I received my bachelor of science in chemical engineering. In addition to that, I was a Resident Assistant for the last 2 years of my college career, which was an additional responsibility, but an invaluable experience nonetheless. Being a Resident Assistant meant counseling and creating a positive learning environment for 140+ students in 2 years. My time management and people management skills were sharpened from this time spent with strict deadlines and colorful personalities.
My tutoring experience is vast because I have so much more to offer than simply a high GPA and some academic knowledge. In my experience, some of the smartest people in the world are the worst teachers, because they can't relate to the student. Whether its math, physics, chemistry, psychology, astronomy, reading or creative writing, I've experienced the ups and downs in these fields of thought and at this point I've assimilated a great deal of information. I know the feeling of hunger when I don't get some concept, and I also know that satisfying feeling of understanding the concept. I've counseled roommates over their relationship problems, I've looked into the future with students as they outline their dreams, and I've been tutored and have tutored my fellow chemical engineering classmates countless times at 4am working long into the night to understand complex concepts.
My teaching style is that of the captain of a ship in the ocean. At the beginning of the tutoring session, I want to know where you are, and what you already know. Once we've established what you comprehend and what you don't comprehend, then we can go along and identify within the time we have for a particular session, where you want to go. Once the map is marked and our sail is set, and our goal is set, then we can go ahead and chart our path, and do what we need to do to achieve that goal. If you have a homework you need help on, perfect. If you have an exam to study for, perfect, show me your notes and homework and we'll go over them and I'll make new questions for you. If you have nothing, and need to start from scratch, that's fine too. I always bring my iPad and can create a lesson for you on the spot.
My style is vibrant and energetic, yet calm and assuring. I will challenge you. I will not give away the answers for you; I will make you explain the concepts to me after I help you understand them more concretely. I have a magnificent imagination where I'll relate the funniest, most absurd ideas together so that a concept makes sense. Lastly, I am extremely attentive and observant to people that are around me. I will identify the language you say to me and will then know the type of learner you are, and the way you process information best. This allows me to cater the tutoring experience to you, and make you feel the most comfortable in learning what you need to learn.
I am a lifelong learner. I live everyday as if it was my last, and learn everyday as if I'll live forever.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Manhattan College - Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering
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