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Jack

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I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2010 with a Bachelors of Science in Zoology. I began tutoring middle school students while attending college and have continued to tutor middle and high school students since graduating. I have a passion for math and science as well as a particular interest in reading and writing. I really enjoy tutoring and the unique sense of accomplishment that can be shared with a student while working through a problem and developing a stronger understanding for the subject matter at hand. Teaching runs in my family and my parents and older sister have instilled in me a desire to work in education and share my enthusiasm for learning with others. In my experience, each student has a slightly different learning style, so I always try to patiently employ any number of different tutoring strategies to create a personalized learning experience. Outside of the tutoring world, I am an avid runner currently in training preparation for the U.S. Olympic Trials for Track and Field next summer. I have a curiosity for the world around me and have traveled extensively over the years. I also love to play basketball and Frisbee and appreciate the peace that comes from getting involved in a good book.

Jack’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Wisconsin-Madison - Bachelor of Science, Zoology

Test Scores

SAT Math: 750

SAT Writing: 700

Hobbies

Running, biking, basketball, reading

Tutoring Subjects

ACT Science

Algebra

Chemistry

College Chemistry

General Chemistry

Geometry

High School Chemistry

Math

Middle School Math

Non-Euclidean Geometry

Other

Pre-Algebra

Science

Summer

Test Prep


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

Be prepared to try different strategies with different students. Maintain great communication and be enthusiastic!

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

Ask them what their strengths and weaknesses are and how they might go about solving a problem. Also find out what they would like to achieve in the session.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Help them learn the process or processes by which they can solve a problem so that they can use the process on their own.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Continuous encouragement combined with stimulating challenges.

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

First, be patient. Next, we could explore many different strategies to find a solution together, taking into account their strengths as a student.

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

Keeping the student involved in the entire process, from dissecting a question to working on a solution. Tutoring is wholly collaborative.