I'm an easy going kind of guy that loves to teach especially Math and Science. I have experience with tutoring young kids in elementary to as old as college students. My last student was able to get a B+ in General Chemistry at SDSU with having no chemistry experience what so ever. My style of tutoring starts with trying to learn the students' complications with the subject then try to explain it in a way that they understand it. If that doesn't work then I will try to explain in many different ways until the student understands it. I am very patient when it comes to teaching and I like to tell stories relating to the subject since its a good teaching tool to help the student remember each lesson. I currently work at a Medical Device Biotech company as a Research and Development Chemist Supervisor.
UC Irvine - BS, Chemistry
What is your teaching philosophy?
If you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Assess what his or her understanding and difficulties are with each subject. Then try teaching the topics in different ways until the student understands it better.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I do my best to help each student answer science and math questions on their own instead of just giving them the answer. This helps them think logically, understand the material faster, and boost confidence.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I continually follow up with their work and test scores. I ask them how they felt during their last exam and praise them if they felt more confident from our tutoring sessions. If they say they are still having difficultly, then we keep working on each topic until they feel more comfortable moving forward.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I like to teach each topic using different approaches and techniques. I know every student is different, so their learning curve varies. One student may need a straight forward explanation, where another student may need a real world example to help them better understand the topic.