Currently, I am a second year Chemical Engineering student at the University of Louisville in the J.B. Speed School program. I will be attending, and looking forward to, my first co-op in the spring of 2016. I am in the process of selecting a company to start off my career somewhere in the polymer and material science research and development field.
Taking part in a challenging major, I find comfort in studying in groups with peers from my toughest classes. While studying, we each find ourselves teaching the material to another. I am often sought after to help with math assignments; of course, I never turn them away.
I have always possessed a love for the math and science fields, but that's not why I am here. Being in customer service for 3+ years trying to pay for school, I have learned to love people. I enjoy helping someone through troubles, and seeing them smile when they succeed; being the tutor, and a part of that success, is priceless.
University of Louisville - Current Undergrad, Chemical Engineering
ACT Math: 30
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
During a typical first session with a student, I would begin by introducing myself, and mention a few fun facts that I might be able to connect with the student on. I would then ask the student to briefly introduce themselves and name something they love to do (besides schoolwork, of course).
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
When a student demonstrates difficulty learning a specific topic, I would try my best to describe it in a different way that may better suit their style of learning.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
Most subjects that I feel comfortable tutoring in are one that I use everyday. I would show them my excitement for the material, and explain how important and useful the knowledge is for future life applications.