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Lou

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I am an engineer and MBA with a passion for coaching and teaching. My student's success is my success.

Lou’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of the Andes - Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering

Graduate Degree: University of Florida - Masters in Business Administration, MBA

Hobbies

Reading, music, food, and sports


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

Guide the students in their curiosity to find answers.

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

Introduce ourselves, and then set needs, priorities and expectations.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Guide them to practice.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Associating the studying material with their interests/passions.

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

Determine what's the cause of the difficulty and address it.

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

Teach them to read strategically.

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

Set goals, practice and challenge their understanding.

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

Relate the subject to something they feel passionate about.

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

Testing and asking them to explain what they understood.

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

Practice.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

Assessing their strengths and weaknesses.

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

It depends on their strengths and weaknesses.

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

Books, PowerPoint slides, paper and pencil.