I am a highly experienced software professional who enjoys sharing the knowledge I gained from my academic background and my hands-on experience in the industry, in order to inculcate interest in software engineering, which is used to solve real world problems. I cater my teaching style based on the needs of the students, but keep my coursework challenging to help students stretch their potential. I enjoy reading in my spare time, and my friends sometimes call me a "fitness nut" (fondly, I assume).
I am looking forward to collaborating with you, and to helping advance your knowledge of computer science.
Education & Certification
Graduate Degree: IIIT-A - Unknown, IT
Graduate Degree: UHV-Victoria - Masters in Business Administration, Strategy
Reading , Writing and Strength training.
10th Grade Math
12th Grade Math
College Computer Science
High School Business
High School Computer Science
High School English
High School Physics
Introduction to Fiction
Introduction to Poetry
Technology and Computer Science
What is your teaching philosophy?
My primary goal is to develop students that have a solid foundation to take to the work world. It is not realistic to think that students will leave any program with the full comprehensive knowledge necessary to walk into any job in an industry and pick it up on day one. My role as an instructor is to build the base framework they will need to learn all the other things the work world will throw at them.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I use the first session to gauge where students currently are, and I use that knowledge to create a customized tutoring plan.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Tutoring is a caring, helping relationship based on empathy not sympathy. I can empathize with a student by listening and focusing on their emotions and the reasons for them. Then I can help them to develop a plan to overcome their academic obstacles.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
It is a multi-pronged approach, but some things that helps are: 1) Giving students a sense of control. 2) Defining the objectives. 3) Creating a threat-free environment. 4) Offering varied experiences.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I will provide one-one-one individualized attention or spend extra time or a new approach to help them.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Inculcate: Analytical skills and Vocabulary.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Motivation, perseverance and patience.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
Correlate it to something they like. For instance, computer graphics, physics, and math involved in creating a first person shooter or car racing game.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
Create opportunities for students to succeed by building on their strengths. If a student knows a lot of information about something, ask them to tell you about it. "I am unfamiliar with how the new gaming system works, can you please explain it to me?" Asking students for their help is a great confidence boost to their ego.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
One needs to strive and have one on one time with students, so figure what is going on not only in the classroom but also at home. This knowledge can help you to create a holistic approach to evaluate the student's needs.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
Academic progress is like a ladder leading to a pyramid. To adapt to a student's needs, one needs to determine how many steps a student needs to take and encourage the student to push themselves to the next step.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
It depends on the type of learning a student prefers. Sometimes it is a good idea for the student to read with someone. Sometimes hands-on learning is the way to go, and other times, an audiobook or video lecture works just fine.