I am a recent graduate of New York University, I received my Bachelor of Science in Media, Culture and Communication. In the past I have volunteered to tutor bright young students in summer school programs in Boston helping them with a wide range of subjects and topics in both English as well as Mandarin. Also I have participated in the Big Brother & Big Sister program where I was a one-on-one mentor with a bright fifth grader. We developed an honest and mutually beneficial relationship that still exist today. Although I am happy to tutor in a range of subjects, I am most passionate in Chinese and Math, I believe these to be my strongest qualities, and it is where I would feel the most comfortable to give my 100 percent. For someone who also came from another country and had to learn a new language from the scratch, I understand that learning is at its most effective when the teacher/tutor is patient, clear, and understanding. Learning requires time and naturalness, it cannot happen under a forced or frustrated situation. In my off time I am a recording/performing musician as well as a hands-on creative projects, constantly involved in my own and other peoples projects, trying to improve our living qualities one day at a time.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: New York University - Bachelor in Arts, Media, Culture and Communication
Music, sports, reading, and traveling.
What is your teaching philosophy?
Practice in comfort.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Find out more about the student.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Let them lead the conversation.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Help them understanding the importance of setting and hitting goals.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Try new approaches, encourage practice.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Provide different materials and practices.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
have them imitate me
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
I help them understand why it is that they are learning the subject, and create a new strategy to personalize the problem to the student so he or she can have a better understanding.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
By creating flashcards.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
By being encouraging, as well as challenging at the same time, so the student can feel the growth.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
Ask the right questions.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
Ask the right questions; every student has their own preferred way or method of learning.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
The materials the students provide or materials we make up together during the session.