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.
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.