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I am currently studying to obtain a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at Saint Louis University and expect to graduate in May of 2017. I have been an avid lover of knowledge in general since midway through high school, and have grown to greatly appreciate the knowledge gained in the foundations of mathematics and various technical sciences. As a tutor, I look forward to encountering various learning styles and adapting my own teaching style to the needs of my students. My goal is to not only provide assistance in the material currently encountered by the students, but also to give them tools to succeed in their studies in the future. I hope that through my tutelage, students will succeed in their studies and grow to crave a pursuit of higher education.

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Steve’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Saint Louis University-Main Campus - Bachelors, Mechanical Engineering

Hobbies

Baseball, Golf, Reading, Hiking, Traveling


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What is your teaching philosophy?

My role as a teacher is to act as a guide rather than an example. As a guide, I can direct the student down the correct path that leads to the answers to their questions rather than giving them the answer myself. Through guiding the student, not only do they learn the answer to their question, but they also learn how to find the answer to their question.

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

First, create the right environment. This means probably studying in a quiet area such as a library with a study room. Second, make introductions. It is vital that the tutor develops a professional yet friendly relationship with the student. This sets up active communication between the tutor and student, which is important for learning. Third, establishing the problem. What is the student having trouble with specifically? How does the student currently study? Fourth, learn how the student learns. Some students are visual, others auditory. It is important to be prepared for any kind of learning. Finally, make the sessions fun. No one will want to learn when the sessions aren't interesting. Piquing the student's curiosity is important to retaining attention.


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