I enjoyed studying several subjects particularly math and science. I pursued a Bachelor's Degree in Science at University of South Florida and now I am doing my medical internship to later specialize in pediatrics. I love working with young children. I started tutoring elementary students as an undergrad with Americorps, which gave me the opportunity to work with all ages from 6 yrs-18 yrs old. I tutored mostly in math, science, Civics and reading/writing. I enjoy helping people and a better way to help the youth achieve their academic goals is by tutoring them in a way that they can understand by breaking the subject down using examples to make it simple and clear to understand. I have few hobbies besides my books, I love drawing flowers and traveling. I visited few places in the Caribbean and I took the opportunity to take pictures of the most beautiful flowers i could find to later draw and frame them. I also like going to the movies, comedy movies are my favorite.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of South Florida-Main Campus - Bachelors, Science
Graduate Degree: Windsor University School of Medicine - Doctor of Medicine, Science
I have few hobbies besides my books, I love drawing flowers and traveling. I visited few places in the Caribbean and I took the opportunity to take pictures of the most beautiful flowers i could find to later draw and frame them.
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Writing
High School English
What is your teaching philosophy?
I like to teach by showing examples of related materials.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I normally find out more about the student. I also ask which teaching method does he/she prefer?
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I can help by showing the student strategies to help solve the work quickly.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I usually keep the explanation simple and avoid overwhelming the student with too much information.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I would give the student a short break and take a different approach to explain the material.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
I first let them read and ask what they understand; then, I point out the keyword to take from the paragraph.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Showing any student's examples is usually very successful.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
I make the subject in question fun to learn. I employ events that interest them to get them into the subject.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
For a reading assignment, I take turns to read and pause to make sure the student understands up to that point before proceeding. For math, after showing multiple examples, I give the student one to do to see if he/she gets it.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
I build a student's confidence by letting him/her know it is okay to ask questions until he/she gets it. It doesn't matter how long it takes; I'm there to help.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
I evaluate the student's needs by finding out what subject the student struggles mostly with or which section of a subject.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
Whatever method works for the student is what I do.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
I usually ask the students what they are currently covering in class; from that, I print out materials to bring to work on together during the session.