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Dominique

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I am currently a third-year student at the University of California, Berkeley studying to get my degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS). I have been tutoring for two years. Although two years is a short time, I have been fortunate to work with a variety of students and professionals from age 5 to 64. I have learned that no matter what age you are, there is always an opportunity to learn and you don't have to do it alone!

I really see tutoring as a partnership. It is not merely the tutor that is teaching, but the student also. I thrive off learning from the student, rather than the student learning completely from me. My goal is for your student to feel comfortable with working together to achieve our common goals. I would describe my tutoring style as very interactive, conversational, and explosive (when I get excited). I look forward to building a partnership and thriving together.

Dominique’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Berkeley - Bachelor of Science, EECS

Hobbies

Singing, Playing basketball, DIY projects

Tutoring Subjects

10th Grade Reading

10th Grade Writing

2nd Grade Reading

2nd Grade Writing

Adult Literacy

Algebra

AP Calculus AB

Calculus

College English

College Essays

Elementary Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing

English

Essay Editing

High School English

High School Writing

Math

Pre-Algebra

Summer

Trigonometry


Q & A

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

During a first session, I really want to get to know the student. I want to understand their strengths, weaknesses, concerns, etc. In addition, I make sure they voice what their expectations are for our meetings.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I believe that I can help a student become an independent learner by acknowledging his/her strengths and weaknesses and then fostering growth based both on strengths and weaknesses.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I would help a student stay motivated by giving examples of my own experiences and stories; I'd constantly encourage the student with the knowledge that they are not the first to experience the challenges they are facing. They will get through it!

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

I would branch out to other sources of information or people who can help me to help the student.