I am a graduate of Louisiana Tech University. I received my Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. Since graduation, I have worked in Project Management as an engineer and am now a Structural Engineer. I also have an MBA from Tulane University. I have tutored various levels of Math in the past including Geometry, Trigonometry, Algebra, Calculus and Differential Equations during my 4 years at Louisiana Tech. I am very passionate about Math and teaching others. In my experience helping students better understand the concepts of Math, we always seem to have most fun and learn a lot. I have many methods and different ways of explaining concepts to students. I believe everyone has the potential to learn anything, they just need the correct tools. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, rugby, biking, cooking, and traveling.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Louisiana Tech University - Bachelors, Civil Engineering
Graduate Degree: Tulane University of Louisiana - Current Grad Student, Business Administration and Management
Movies, Cooking, Traveling, Biking
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
All students can learn any subject. They just need to be shown the correct way that relates to them.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
See what their learning style is.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Give them all the tools and resources to be self sufficient.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Find a different way to present it.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
Find out what they do get excited for and work it into the lesson.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
Whatever technique works best for their learning style.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
Encourage them, and start off at a level that they can understand.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
Test their current knowledge and see where they need to be.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
By listening to the student.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
Whiteboard and any visuals they may need.
How would you help a student stay motivated?