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.
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 English
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
High School English
Middle School English
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Science
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.