I'm a recent college graduate who is excited to tutor and mentor students, especially in the subjects of math and test prep! I have had experience working with students in an after school program helping train them for math competitions. I studied mathematics in college and know what its like to learn a new concept. I can help students overcome roadblocks when it comes to learning new, difficult math strategies.
Texas Christian University - Bachelors, Mathematics
What is your teaching philosophy?
Practice, practice, practice. I've always learned best by examples.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Learn their goals and how they believe they learn best.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Encourage them to spend time practicing the material.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Incorporate different types of examples.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Patiently walk them through it.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Continue to work with them using examples.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Doing examples of similar concepts.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
Try to incorporate elements of the subject they do like.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
Test them on material they do know.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
Talk to them about where they feel they're struggling.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
Focus on what they need improvement on.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
Textbooks and their examples.