I have experience as a professional tutor in a variety of subjects. I have been working with SAT (both the current test and the Revised SAT) and ACT prep. I also love working with students in their high school courses such as Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus, maths of all levels, and AP Chemistry. I am very personable and flexible in my teaching strategies, so that I am able to connect well with most students.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Florida - Bachelors, Chemistry
Graduate Degree: University of Central Florida - Current Grad Student, Education
ACT Composite: 32
ACT English: 30
ACT Math: 35
ACT Reading: 31
ACT Science: 31
SAT Math: 770
GRE Quantitative: 168
I am a musician, cook, and bicycle rider. I also like to spend some time playing or making video games.
High School Chemistry
High School Physics
Middle School Science
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe that the student's best interest is always the most important thing. I know that sounds like a stock-answer, but the fact is that there is no one method that will help all students. Every human is unique, and as such I try to find the style or method that fits best with each student. Whether that means a lot of specific examples, many visuals, in-depth details, or general overviews, I will find the style that works for you.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
A first session is the best time for a tutor and student to get to know each other a little. I like to learn a little more about the student (hobbies, academic goals, current courses, etc.), and have the student learn a little about me. I also try to see what kind of "learning style" a student has.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I like to use reference material (both physical books and online sources) to show students that you don't need to keep ALL knowledge in your head, but just that you should know where/how to find it. I like to show students what to look for in a good source, and to also use multiple sources to better understand information.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Everyone likes to see progress in his/her struggles. When reviewing material, I like to start with simple problems and slowly build to more complex problems. This gives students the opportunity to feel small successes along the way until eventually mastering a new skill.