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Misa

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I am a college student from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, majoring in Biology. I love being a tutor and helping students learn. I have a younger sister which means I have had to help her with school work throughout the years. I have had experience tutoring in many math and science courses at different levels. Over the years I have worked with students ranging from elementary school all the way to college students. I understand that not all students learn the same and work to teach them in a way they understand best.

Misa’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Point Loma Nazarene University - Bachelor of Science, Bio-Chemistry

Test Scores

ACT Composite: 32

ACT Math: 33

ACT Reading: 31

ACT Science: 36

SAT Math: 750

Hobbies

I love to cook and bake. I did gymnastics for over 10 years. I am a science nerd and love learning about science related things. I also enjoy doing crafts like sewing, painting, and making things.


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

Every student is different, and working with a student one-on-one allows me to figure out the best way I can help them. I understand new concepts can be frustrating, so I try to slowly help them better understand it. Over the years I have learned small tricks that have helped me, and I share them with my students in hopes it will help them as much as they helped me. I always explain to students that the things they are learning now may not be the last time they see it. Many concepts you learn are repeated in other subjects or in higher levels of that subject. This is why I make sure my students have a good understanding of what I am teaching, because it may not be something they see once in their life.

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

In a typical first session, I like to get to know my student a little and tell them about myself, so it can be more personal. I also will find out how they feel about the subject I am helping them with and how they are currently doing in it. Then we will also discuss what our goal is. Are we trying to learn something for a test, improve their grades, or just help them get all their work done?

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

In order to help a student become an individual learner it is best if, when they have a question, to first see if they can answer it themselves. I will help them by maybe telling them the sources that they can use to find the answer. Or I will give them a question that is similar that they have done before, and see if they can use it to help them with a new question.