Hi, I'm Sid. I'm a freshman in Rutgers University, New Brunswick. I'm currently tutoring ACT test-taking. If you're a junior and you have to take a standardized test (like the SAT or the ACT), it can be pretty daunting. Believe me, I was in exactly the same position as you when I was a junior-- and that understanding of the situation means that I'll be able to give you a specific plan tailored towards handling these high pressure situations. And I'm confident that it'll work for you. Personally, I believe that success (whether it be small or large) is largely dependent on three factors. Planning, practice and timing (all of which falls under the umbrella of responsibility). And those are things that I target in my tutoring. So when you receive a lesson from me, you'll see that it's more than just rote section after section. It's more meaningful. Maybe you'll even learn a couple life lessons (I know I did). So take a leap of faith, and let's make that great ACT score happen.
Graduate Degree: Rutgers University-New Brunswick - Unknown, Business Analytics and IT (BAIT)
ACT Composite: 35
ACT English: 34
ACT Math: 34
ACT Reading: 35
ACT Science: 36
Reading John Green novels, Weight-lifting, Martial arts, developing applications and learning programming languages (currently working on Swift and Ruby), watching TV (Suits, The Walking Dead, and Anthony Bourdain).
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy is to help students improve their test scores by connecting with them on a deeper level, adapting to changing circumstances, and working as efficiently as possible in the time that we have.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Find out his/her study style, the sections he/she is struggling in, and how long we have until his/her next test. Figure out and plan a study plan that will follow a steady pace, building up the student's test-taking skills as efficiently as possible in the time that we have.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
By thoroughly understanding the importance of the thing that they are learning, and by responsibly making and sticking with a solid plan that allows them to consistently improve their skills, a student can become an independent learner. It's all about responsibility, practice, and planning.