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Katheryn

My name is Katheryn Nguyen and I am a full time college student at University of Southern Californiaa. I am currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in Biochemistry in hopes of pursuing the medical field later on. The subject that I specialize in is math. During my free time, I enjoy listening to music, exercising, hiking, and spending time with my family and friends.

Undergraduate Degree:

University of California-Santa Barbara - Bachelor of Science, Pre-Biology

Hiking and traveling.

What is your teaching philosophy?

"Don't let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game."

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

Discuss goals and expectations, start out with practice problems, and walk through key concepts.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Tell them my way of tackling problems as well as how to improve study habits.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Always reward them on what they do correctly, and encourage them to find a different way to solve a problem in order to improve.

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

Try to teach with a different method to break the problem down for them to understand.

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

I would slowly read the sentences together and have the student explain to me what the sentence said. After every paragraph, I would have them summarize what the paragraph was about.