I am a Professional Engineer with a degree from Baylor University.
I was an instructor for summer robot camps, which were a lot of fun. I also tutored people during college, and helped people study in high-school. I have always enjoyed learning and applying my knowledge.
A tutors job is not to just go through the information, but try to make sure the student actually grasps the concepts and understands. One of the best methods, I have seen, is to make connections, like using the same scientific terminology but applying it to a situation in the students favorite TV show, or to sports, or to various other subjects. Of course, the route you take is really based on the student. Not everyone learns in the same manner. Baylor University had us take an exam before we started school as freshmen. It asked questions about how you learn, what you enjoy in class, and more. It rated which areas of learning work best for you. One of my classes spent a week going over each type of learning style. In classes, it is hard to teach to every learning style, which is where one-on-one tutoring can really help. A tutor should pay attention to learn how the student learns best and to teach to that specific learning style.
I enjoy tutoring because it not only helps the student, but it helps me. During college and high-school, helping others learn the material helped solidify my understanding. I may not be in school, but I still like to refresh my memory and solidify my knowledge of concepts.
Also, I still own all of my college notes/homework/tests, and most of my high-school notes/homework/tests. I would be able to use my old notes and homework for reference as well as to create worksheets for the student.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Baylor University - Bachelor of Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering
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