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Nicholas

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I am currently a student at Clark University, majoring in Physics and minoring in Math and education. I love working with kids, and I plan to bring enthusiasm and relevance to every tutoring session. I believe connecting math concepts to the real world helps students see where it is applicable and useful, therefore generating more of an interest in the subject.
This past year, I was an assistant teacher at University Park Campus School, in Massachusetts. I helped out in a 10th grade classroom, focusing on a single student and groups of students to help them grasp concepts presented by the teacher in class. My experience was everything I wanted and more. I was able to connect with my students, and get them to fully understand the material that they were working on. Beyond that, the students became more interested in the subject once I explained how Geometry was useful in everyday situations.
Tutoring and teaching are very important in a child's development, and I invite you to choose me as a tutor because I promise I will bring knowledge, enthusiasm, and fun to every tutoring session!

Nicholas’ Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Clark University - Bachelor in Arts, Physics

Hobbies

Sports, arts, playing the ukelele and piano, jazz music, basketball

Tutoring Subjects


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

My teaching philosophy is always bringing a hands on approach or real life example to teaching. I learned that by making students see something as applicable to real life situations, they become more interested and more inclined to learn.

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

I would like to get to know my student and find out about their interests so I can connect their interests to what we're studying.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I would start off by teaching them the material, and maybe go through some example problems. Then I would see if they could do some problems on their own to make sure they fully understand the material.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I would try to connect the material to their interests and use real life examples to keep them engaged.

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

I would try to break it down to its most basic level and take it step by step. Some concepts are hard; but when broken down, it's easy to understand each piece.

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

I find that the more relevant the topic, the more a student is interested in it. That being said, I try to show students how the material we are going over is applicable to real-life scenarios in order to engage them.