I am currently attending UC Riverside. I was majoring in physics, until I recently switched to biochemistry. I have tutored students of all ages, and am very patient with those who are slower to grasp the material. I can tutor in all math courses, except for calculus, but would prefer to tutor physics. I have taken both CP and AP physics in high school, and physics courses in college as well. In my free time, I play an online game called League of Legends, and after a difficult test, I like to go unwind with my friends by singing at karaoke. I enjoy teaching others, and I hope we can work together in the future.
University of California-Riverside - BS, Biochemistry
Elementary School Math
High School Chemistry
High School English
High School Physics
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe anyone can do well in school given the right tools. I think that everyone has a different method of learning and studying, and I try to find that method, and bring out a student's full potential.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
During the first session, I may get to know the student a bit more in the beginning. After that, I would ask what they need help on, and how they think I can help them the most.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I think by not giving someone the answer, a person beings to learn how to study themselves. By nudging them in the right direction, and asking questions that will help guide students in the right direction.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I would tell them my own stories of what I did at their age and how far I have come. I would try to find something they enjoy, and try to show them how to achieve it.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I would go over it again in a different way, or perhaps try to explain it in a simpler way. Show them step by step until they understand it.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
I would assign reading. I believe the only way to get better at reading comprehension is through continuous practice.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
I think by getting a student to know they will not be judged helps them come out and ask for help.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
By telling them something interesting about the field. There are always new discoveries in every field, and letting someone know that there are always opportunities to learn more.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
I would make a problem and get them to explain it to me. Teaching is the best way to learn something. Only when you have complete understanding of something can you teach it.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
By continuously encouraging them that they have improved, and that I can't wait to see how far they can go.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
Some students may have their parents tell me, and others may tell me themselves. If neither of those work, I would find out where they are lacking, and build from there.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
By changing my style of teaching. I think some are visual, or hands on, or some just solve a lot of problems until they get it. I would adapt to what helps them the most.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
Practice problems that I think of myself. Problems they are assigned, as well as the notes they are given in class.