When I think of what learning means to me, I think of gaining knowledge or a skill based upon being taught, studying yourself, or an experience. My grandfather used to always say that "education is the one thing people can't take away from you" and it is true, once you know something it's there to stay. A successful learning situation for myself would be being able to teach someone something, not only so they understand it, but also understand it enough to ask questions and think critically about it. I want to be able to challenge and intrigue my students, and leave them curious about the subjects they are learning.
I place a high value on critical thinking, while tutoring the best question I can be asked is "But why" it means the student is thinking critically about the answer and the concept and not just trying to learn the answer. A teaching method I employ often is the use of a real-life example. Something that I think helps a student learn a concept is being able to apply what they are learning in their subjects to their everyday life. Breaking down something in terms of an idea that the student can relate too can be beneficial when trying to help them grasp a concept. Additionally, I place a high value on being able to switch up the teaching method if I see that one method is not working and a student is still struggling.
Currently, I am studying at Drexel University in a dual degree program to obtain my Bachelors and Masters in Psychology. Psychology is a favorite subject of mine to tutor but another favorite of mine is english and reading comprehension. Outside of the academic world I also enjoy reading for fun as well as running and learning to cook new dishes. I have had experience working with children through years of being a camp counselor and I have had direct tutoring experience from helping local Philadelphia residents work towards their GEDs at a community center near my house.
I would like to have a tutoring environment where students feel comfortable to challenge themselves as well as me. I want my students to feel curious and intrigued about the subjects they are learning. Most importantly any tutoring session I have will be an open and comfortable learning environment.
Undergraduate Degree: Drexel University - Bachelors, Psychology
Running, Reading, Cooking, and trying new things!