I have been tutoring math, statistics, and economics for schools and companies since 2012. I am currently an instructor at NYC College of Technology and pursuing a Ph.D. in economics at the City University of New York. I received my bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, and master's degree (both in economics) from Rutgers University in 2014 and 2015, respectively.
I would describe my tutoring and teaching style as Socratic; that is, asking and answering questions in order to stimulate critical thinking in my students and tutees. I aim to act as a guide for my students, pushing them to obtain answers rather than rely exclusively on others. In doing so, I hope to put my students' intellectual development in their own hands while giving them every resource at my disposal which will help them to succeed.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Rutgers University-Newark - Bachelor in Arts, Economics
Graduate Degree: Rutgers University-Newark - Master of Arts, Economics
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Elementary School Math
High School Business
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What is your teaching philosophy?
I would describe my tutoring and teaching style as Socratic; that is, asking and answering questions in order to stimulate critical thinking in my students and tutees. I aim to act as a guide for my students, teaching them how to obtain answers as opposed to relying exclusively on others.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I'd answer any initial questions they may have, and ask them which topics they would like to begin covering. Once that's been established, I would ask them various questions in order to measure their level of understanding and where they could use improvement.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I foster independent learning by acting as a guide rather than a Google search.