My first tutoring experience was actually in the first grade. My dad had taught me how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers before beginning the first grade. Since I was so ahead, I was allowed to tutor 1 student in a special education class. I also tutored in high school and at MIT. I am really good at tutoring because I can break down the subject matter in a multitude of ways and explain it differently each time. Additionally, I am really good at helping students make connections between two seemingly unrelated topics. Lastly, I push students rather hard. I believe in giving them the toughest and spontaneous questions possible. I believe this will help them face any difficult exam question in the future.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Bachelors, Chemical Engineering
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1470
SAT Math: 750
SAT Verbal: 730
High School Chemistry
SAT Subject Tests Prep
What is your teaching philosophy?
To completely master the concept to the extent that it becomes a part of you.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Ask the student to tell me about him/herself. Then, the student will tell me what they've always had difficulty with so that I can help them specifically and quickly.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I am a VERY independent learner. I know how to make sense of things by just trying to look at the concept/material from as many viewpoints as possible.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I truly believe we all have the ability to ace all classes. It's not just in some of us. It's in all of us. This is my genuine belief.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I'm very good at giving multiple examples.