## Johnny

Certified Tutor

Johnny’s Qualifications

### Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Rutgers University-Newark - Bachelors, Math/ Applied Physics

### Hobbies

Traveling, Cooking, Homebrewing, Cars, Electronics

### Tutoring Subjects

ASVAB Prep

College Physics

Discrete Math

High School Chemistry

High School Physics

Middle School Science

Other

SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 1

SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 2

SAT Subject Tests Prep

Summer

Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I love helping people. I believe if you have been given talents, you should use them for good so that it may multiply.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

Identify the strengths and weaknesses of the student.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Focus on the mental approach to the problems and give positive reinforcement when the student performs well.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Start with the fundamental components and then gradually build to more complex problems.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

Try to show a real life parallel of the concept.

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

Dissect the individual partitions of the question.

What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?

Ask how they were taught to approach the problem and try to reinforce those methods.

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

Continually ask the student conceptual questions to broaden the problems given.

What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?

Ask expansive theoretical question to problems completed.

How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?

Reiterate concepts previously covered, and show how those concepts have been mastered in order to complete the current problems.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

Ask the student to try the problem on their own, and observe the areas where they create errors.

How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?

Approach each problem in multiple ways to find the method that the student is most comfortable with.

What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?

Graphing paper, and a graphing calculator.