### Josepher

I started my career by attending Southern University in Shreveport. I obtained two associate degrees in Engineering Technology and Mathematics during my tenure. I currently working towards a B.S in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics with teacher certification in Physics and Mathematics. I have four years total in tutoring various subjects in Mathematics. My favorite subject to tutor is geometry because of the history behind the subject is the foundation of mathematics. I was always a visual learner so applying step by step processes for students give them confidents. Also, teaching them concepts behind the math give them better foundation for future material. My hobbies I love watching basketball ,Dallas Cowboys, and Technolog

Collin Community College - Associates, Pre Engineering

What is your teaching philosophy?

My teaching philosophy comes from step by step processes so students can see all their work. Also, relating real world applications so they can see the importance of STEM related fields. Stressing important concepts along with a little theory will always help students that are pursing STEM related fields as well.

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

Typically I would like to evaluate their work in previous subjects. I look and see what the student is struggling in. Based off that information I will be able to assess if the student needs go back to some older concepts to understand the current lessons.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

One way a student can become a better learner is teaching them how to study. I have techniques that are proven to work over my college career. My four elements to success are pre-class notes, classroom notes, extra information notes, and exam prep.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I would give them examples of math that relates to their hobbies.

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

Realize what their struggling in and review if there is a concept in the previous section that was needed, and start from there.

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

Break it down to them word by word. Use a highlighter so certain important words can be marked as important.

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

Review what the student is struggling with and see if they're struggling with certain concepts in previous sections. Then boost their confidence by having them solve easier problems until it becomes second nature.

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

Basically, relate mathematics to everyday real-world application sand their hobbies. The most important thing is build a student's confidence up with easier problems. Also, show the student a step-by-step process until the student has picked up the subject matter.

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

Instead of just solving the problem I would show them how the formula is related to the problem.

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

First, you have the student solve problems related to the example problem in their textbook.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

You evaluate the student's previous test, or you can ask general questions.

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

Based off of the material the student is studying.

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

Normally, the resources I use are calculators, textbooks, graphing paper, and measurement instruments.