As a recent high school graduate, I understand what it is like to juggle extracurriculars, AP classes, and college applications. I have sat through mundane test prep classes only to realize that I had not truly grasped the material and did not feel confident in my abilities to do well. I believe the key to excelling in a subject is to develop an interest in it along with learning the material, and this is what I hope I accomplish as a tutor for my students. I work with my students in a stress-free zone and encourage questions and discussion rather than lectures. In addition to studying engineering at the University of Miami, I have years of experience learning Russian as a native speaker. During high school I was a competitive ballroom dancer and continue to train in college.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Miami - Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Engineering
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1550
SAT Math: 730
SAT Verbal: 740
SAT Writing: 800
Reading, Exercising, Dancing
What is your teaching philosophy?
Practice makes better! Use different resources to prepare the student for any type of question. Encourage discussion, so the student understands the logic and reasoning behind the correct answer.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Discuss the student's goals. Find out the student's weaknesses, and devise a plan for the student's success.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Teach the student helpful methods for answering questions. Demonstrate strategies to combat questions that may not have a simple answer.