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Piper

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I am a student at UMBC studying Mechanical Engineering. I believe that in order to make tutoring successful, you need to break down problems into attainable chunks that are understandable, and that a student can therefore master. As you build upon a concept, having a solid understanding of the basics will lead to successfully retaining the information.

I am excited to help students learn and build confidence. I myself was once tutored, and I know first-hand the positive influence that tutoring can have on a student.

Piper’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Maryland-Baltimore County - Current Undergrad, Mechanical Engineering

Hobbies

Spending time with my dog, knitting, playing field hockey

Tutoring Subjects

Algebra

Elementary Math

Elementary School Math

Geometry

Homework Support

Math

Middle School Math

Other

Pre-Algebra

Summer


Q & A

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

In a first session, I will get an idea of where a student is struggling and what they are mastering. With this information, we can work together to make a plan leading to being confident in all aspects of a concept--in no time!

How would you help a student stay motivated?

From first-hand experience, students are motivated by learning something that they previously struggled with. Each step that is mastered should be celebrated and recognized in order for a student to build confidence and stay motivated.

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

Practice problems are great for checking understanding. However, I like to ask a student to explain steps or the "why” to check for deeper understanding.