I have two master degrees in chemistry (inorganic and organometallic). I am currently a Ph. D student majoring in organic chemistry. I was a teaching assistant for general chemistry for two years and organic for another two years in two separate institutions. I taught students from different backgrounds and levels. As a tutor I believe it is very important to like what I do to succeed and do well. In the past, I enjoyed working with students and seeing their progress and success. My method in tutoring is to emphasize on the concepts and make sure the students understand them. This helps them build their critical thinking and predict the solution for similar problems. I always prefer to lead the student to the answer rather giving it away. In this way, I can spot the field where improvement needs to be made. I am looking forward to working with students with different levels and backgrounds.
What is your teaching philosophy?
Lead the students to the solution.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Know which topics need to be discussed for future sessions.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I concentrate on teaching the concepts rather than memorization.