I am an individual that can motivate others to put their best forward in academics. Throughout my course of tutoring and teaching I have brought my unique life experiences to the table that inspire people to become better.
With my previous high school students that I have tutored, I have found a similar trend regarding the under-performing students. Much of it has to deal with either the lack of motivation or the lack of practice. I am a pretty charismatic individual that is very easy to get along with. I bring not only the academic topics to the table, but I also bring the personal life of the student to the table. I analyze how the student's personal life affects their grades and mentor them in a positive way so they can change their motivation. I care a lot about getting students into college and living their dreams.
At my previous jobs, I felt pressured to go into the Finance/Accounting world to ensure stability within my personal life. I was getting paid significant sums of money, but I was not enjoying the profession. I decided to take the risk and quit to benefit others. I felt like sitting in an office and doing repetitive work was not my idea way of making a living. I am a very optimistic person and I love taking that extra step to make people happy even if it meant getting paid less than what I made before. Nothing is more rewarding than seeing someone go to college than to see yourself getting promoted to higher level management. Being in education is a lifelong dream of mine and I will do everything to pursue it.
University of Maryland - Bachelors, Accounting + Finance
SAT Math: 760
What is your teaching philosophy?
As a tutor I would love to motivate students to the next level. I am a very optimistic and outgoing individual. I love taking that extra step to make people happy. Nothing is more rewarding than seeing someone go to college. Being in education is a lifelong dream of mine, and I will do everything to pursue it.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I want to talk with the student on a one on one basis. I would love to know about their personal interests, their goals in life, who they are, and what they love in life. Then I would bring up the tutoring and start a tutorial and a syllabus and begin the course.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I guarantee you that I will give you my previous experience from finding my own footing on learning the tips and tricks to becoming independent. It is more about focusing on the big picture and finding ways to tackle the individual issue. It may seem overwhelming, but it is easy to do if you try to manage yourself step by step.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Think about the end goal. You want to live your dreams, think about who you want to be someday. You may be unsure right now about how to get there, but be persistent. You will have a goal in your life someday, and I will help you get there.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
It takes a lot of practice. Practice makes perfect. Being persistent make you perfect. We will keep going over the concepts until you understand it!
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
We need to first and foremost see the big picture within something that we read. Then we go scope into the smaller concepts within reading comprehension. I will teach you how to pick and choose individual concepts and break down the bigger picture
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
I found that talking to the student to see who they are, what their dreams are and their interests. Understanding between the tutor and the student is the best way to collaborate with someone
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
I would give them something to look forward to. If you do well in this class, you will be closer to your goals in the future. Getting into college starts with doing well in this class and moving onto the next step. You'll be there sooner than later than you know it
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
I would give a strategy to tackle each individual problem. Start with the big picture and break down every part piece by piece. Once every part is broken down we can analyze and assess what we need to do to get the correct answer.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
I will help them find a way to be disciplined in a way that they have a consistent and objective approach to tackling the concepts within a subject. With an approach we can practice and tackle down our challenge. Every challenge can be overcome with good discipline and a positive attitude.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
I want to get to know the student first, see who they are as a person. I want to find out their strengths and weaknesses and assess and decide where to go from there
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
I remember not too long ago, I was that student sitting in that seat in the classroom. I remember how much I struggled in school years ago. I had to find my own way to do well in school. I want to take those past experiences and apply them to help a student to the best of my ability.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
I will bring study books for each individual topic. I will provide questions regarding the topic at hand that we can go over at the beginning of each session. I will also have the basics, such as a calculator or a laptop. I will also have simple online resources to help out and engage the student.