I am a student at Baruch College, City University of New York. I am a candidate for a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Economics. Since early in High School I have tutored a variety of subjects, both in and out of the field of Mathematics, with a focus on New York State Regents Exam prep and AP Calculus. I am deeply passionate about Mathematics and the ways in which we are surrounded by mathematical objects and concepts, I find great joy in being able to share this passion with others. In my spare time I enjoy reading, traveling, and visiting friends.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: CUNY Bernard M Baruch College - Current Undergrad, Mathematics, Economics
Reading, Traveling, Mathematics, Economics.
Elementary School Math
High School Business
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe that there is no concept too difficult for someone to learn; everyone can learn when they find the method that is best for them.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
In a first session, I find it important that I not only get to know the student, but, more importantly, that the student gets to know me. It is essential to the success of a tutor that the student understands that the tutor's sole purpose is their success.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Learning is not about memorizing specific concepts so much as it is about familiarizing yourself with concepts that may later help you synthesize knowledge alone. It is essential that students develop good study and active learning techniques early on in the session that they may then bring with them to the classroom.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Depending on the age group, hands-on methods of teaching tend to be significantly effective for teaching more 'abstract' concepts in mathematics. For older students, methods utilizing real-life applications may be appropriate to keep a student motivated.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
If a student is demonstrating difficulty learning a skill or concept, it is often effective to approach the problem from a new perspective. For example, if a hands-on approach isn't effective at teaching a problem, perhaps a visual or 'real-life' example may be a better method.