I am currently working towards a bachelors of engineering degree in electrical engineering at Stony Brook University. Last year, I finished my Eagle rank in Boy Scouts and graduated from Tenafly High School. After attending Stony Brook University as an Undergrad, I hope to attend graduate school and then go into the engineering R&D field.
Throughout my high school years, I volunteered as a tutor for elementary and middle school students through an after school tutoring club. In addition to this, I helped both my brothers with their school work and was also employed as a private tutor during my junior year. I love tutoring. I feel that it is vital for both the student and the tutor.
I am able to tutor a wide variety of subjects. Most notably SAT prep, AP prep, algebra, geometry, calculus 1-3, linear algebra, and computer science. My favorite subjects to tutor are math and computer science. These subjects are by far my favorite topics so they are always fun to tutor.
My approach to tutoring is to simplify things down to bite-sized chunks for the student. I find that difficulty in concepts often stems from trying to gloss over the more basic parts. This is the philosophy I use when I am learning and studying, as well as tutoring. I always try to be patient and take things one step at a time.
Outside my academics, I have a number of different hobbies. First and foremost, I am extremely interested in technology and computer science. I often write code for fun and tinker with hardware and circuits. I also enjoy playing basketball with my friends and reading science fiction.
Undergraduate Degree: SUNY - Stony Brook University - Building Engineer, Electrical Engineering
SAT Math: 750
SAT Verbal: 730
SAT Mathematics Level 2: 800
SAT Subject Test in Physics: 780
Computer programming, electronics projects, reading, basketball, travel
CLEP College Algebra
College Computer Science
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
High School Computer Science
High School Physics
SAT Subject Tests Prep
Study Skills and Organization
Technology and Coding
What is your teaching philosophy?
I like to teach in a visual way. Usually using step by step diagrams.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Go over any practice problems or work that a student might be having trouble with.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
After showing them how to do a problem, I usually have them do a few examples on their own so they can see how the solution works.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
If we were having too much difficulty with a problem, I would go back to either an easier problem or an easier component of a problem.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Patience is key. I would keep working on the first step before we move on to a more complicated portion of the problem. I can always break a concept down into smaller and simpler components.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Reading slowly and understanding the entire sentence or phrase is key. I would also have the student take notes and make outlines of what they are reading.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
I usually like to draw out diagrams of simple examples and work our way up to more complicated ones.