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I received my bachelor in molecular cell biology at UC Berkeley and my master in Counseling at CSU Sacramento. I am hoping to start a PhD program for education in the next couple of years to continue my career in the education field. I have experience working as a tutor, mentor, teacher, and counselor with students, especially high school students. I love tutoring all Math level because Math is very useful and most difficult for many students. I like to be the person that able to help students learning the hardest subject for them. My teaching philosophy is to meet the student where they are at. I tailor my teaching style and what I teach on the student's needs and learning style. I like to use multiple approaches to teach a subject to ensure that the student has a full understanding of the subject. I also like to give students practice problems to help them drill the concept. Outside of academia, I enjoy all kind of sports, especially biking and Jujitsu. I also enjoy reading and spending time with family and friends. Lastly, I enjoy humors during my sessions to help the students feel relax and at ease.

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Diep’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Berkeley - Bachelor in Arts, Biology and Legal Studies

Graduate Degree: CSU Sacramento - Master of Science, Counseling


Enjoys spending time with friends, sports (jujitsu and badminton), and volunteering her time at local shelters.

Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

My teaching philosophy is adapting to the student's learning philosophy. I will continue to try as many ways as possible to help the student as long as the student is willing to learn.

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

In the first session, I would like to get to know the student as a whole and learn about their struggles.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

By teaching the students how to look for answers on their own. Students should be able to look for answers when they don't have an answer to the question

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I will help a student stay motivated by learning their goals so I can tie it back to the importance of staying motivated.

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

I would use visuals, diagrams, or products around the house to help the student understand the concept. This is all dependent on the student's learning style.

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

I would help the student break down the sentence, break down the paragraph, and bring out the importance messages.

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

Getting to know the student and his/her likes and dislikes.

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

Encouraging and complimenting them as they are starting to understand a concept. They do not have to understand everything, but improvements are worth celebrating.

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

I would have the student explain the concept to me or give the student a different problem that addresses the same concept.

How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?

Encouraging and complimenting the student along the way.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

By building rapport with the student and listening to the student.

How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?

By allowing the student to show me where he/she is struggling and starting from there.

What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?

For math, a pencil and lots of paper.

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