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Salvador

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I am a Mechanical Engineering student pursuing my Bachelor's Degree at California State University of Sacramento.

I have always been fond of helping students in their academics as I believe that they will become the future scientist, teachers, engineers, and etc. I have been a tutor for several years helping students become proficient in mathematics and science. My tutoring subjects that I tutor are math and physical science. Both subjects are my favorite subject to tutor because both subjects are problem solving subjects that have many solutions. Through my tutoring experiences, I also incorporate accountability, personal responsibility, and study skills to develop a holistic strategy for developing student success.

My tutoring philosophy is to implement good academic study skills that will lead to an academic success. Furthermore, I believe that a material is best learned if you can teach onto others. Therefore, I have the student teach me what they have learned to better grasp the material.

Not only do I see myself as a tutor but as a academic and personal mentor to our youth as I have had academic struggles in the past.

The qualities that make me a great tutor is that I am outgoing, patient, and collaborative while maintaining a tutoring session entertaining.
My hobbies consist of playing and watching soccer, video games, new engineering tech, Marvel/ DC Comic fan, and spend time with my pets.

Salvador’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Sacramento State University - Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering

Hobbies

Soccer, Robotics, New Tech

Tutoring Subjects


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

Implementing problem solving skills through real life examples and emphasizing that practice makes perfect.

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

Get to know the student through icebreakers and discuss what they feel they need help with. Furthermore, get to know the parents.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Teach the students how to be resourceful. There are currently online resources that help students in a variety of subjects such as YouTube, learning tool websites, etc. Finally, enforce good note-taking and study skills.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Linking problems to real life examples or their interests. Furthermore, I can share my personal struggles as a student.

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

Come up with a physical demonstration describing the concept.

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

Break down the passage piece by piece and help the student understand each part.

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

Have the student tell me what they are currently learning and explain to me the concepts they understand. This gives me a baseline to work off of.

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

Try to relate the subject to something they enjoy or connect it to a real life example.

What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?

Have the student teach me what they have learned.