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Gabriel

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Hi everyone! I am currently working as a Mechanical Engineer at Johnson and Johnson. I have always had a passion for math and science and truly enjoy teaching others. I take pride in finding creative ways of simplifying concepts while simultaneously engaging my learners. As cliche as it may sound, I am true believer in the motto "Learning can be fun!". I look forward to working with you soon!

Gabriel’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Case Western Reserve University - Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Engineering

Test Scores

SAT Math: 710

Hobbies

Snowboarding, Tennis, Magic the Gathering


Q & A

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Once a student becomes comfortable with a concept, I might ask them to teach it back to me. This shows a true understanding of the subject matter and helps to foster independence and develop confidence.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I think it is important to find an enjoyable aspect of the subject matter for each student. I would find creative ways to teach concepts and use their preferred learning styles whenever possible. I would additionally create incentives based on the student's preferences.

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

If a student is demonstrating difficulty with a skill or concept, I would try to present the information in a different way. If they are still demonstrating difficulty, I would try to take a break from the topic and come back to it at a later time.

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

Once a student becomes comfortable with a concept, I might ask them to teach the concept back to me. This shows a true understanding of the subject matter.

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

I think it is important to break down difficult concepts into smaller units. Once the student is able to master each piece of the concept, they will build confidence as they go.

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

I always do my best to integrate their preferences into my teaching examples. I additionally try to find the learning style they excel most in and use it whenever possible.