# Leah

Certified Tutor

Undergraduate Degree: University of Alabama at Huntsville - Bachelor of Science, Mathematics

SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1520

SAT Math: 790

SAT Verbal: 730

Reading, Singing, Knitting

Algebra 3/4

Elementary School Math

Quantitative Reasoning

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I would keep it positive and note the progress the student has made; then I'd move on to newer concepts.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

I would find a few more problems like that one and let the student practice them. I would also explain the solutions using varied mathematical techniques and perspectives.

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

I listen to the student read through the passage slowly and correct the pronunciation of words occasionally, and I explain the unknown vocabulary and the gist of what the author is trying to communicate.

What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?

Keeping up with the student's learning pace by continually checking with the student for feedback.

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe in helping the student learn mathematical concepts through solving problems in order to fully understand what is going on in a math problem.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

I would ask what they would like to work on in our session, which usually is an old test or a homework assignment, and start solving problems together.