I am a junior who is studying engineering management at Barrett, The Honors college at Arizona State. I love to teach people in general, and I love to teach math even more. I have excelled in many math and computer science course and would love to help you do well in your classes! I am a very kind and patient person and would love to help all of you to succeed.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Arizona State University - Bachelors, Engineering Management
Playing basketball, working out, watching football on sunday nights.
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy is based upon how much my student already knows. If the student is familiar with what he or she is doing, I will walk through every step of the problem with them until they have a good understanding of what he or she needs to do. If the student has no idea what to do, I will do a few examples, then walk through the question with them step by step.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I will get an understanding of how much the student actually knows and what teaching method works best for them.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
By teaching the best ways to learn the information.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I would try to challenge them by giving them more challenging questions.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I would break the problem into small chunks, which would make the problem easier.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
The strategies that work best for me are that I always do a similar problem before asking them to try it for themselves.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
I would show them how easy it is once they understand the material.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
After explaining to them how to do a particular question, I would ask them to solve a similar question.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
I make them do more problems so they have more practice with the subject.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
I first ask them how much they actually know and find out what they want to learn.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
I find out what methods of teaching best fit their needs.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
I use paper, pencil, calculator, and the textbook.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
I tell them what the higher level words mean. I would also tell them to read slowly.