I hold an Associate degree in mathematics from Borough of Manhattan Community College. Throughout the course of my job, I have had this wonderful opportunity to deal with diverse group of students. Among those, there were a few exceptionally talented students who did really well in their mathematics courses. With time, I have become more proficient at designing my own teaching methods, bring a hands – on approach to learning. I enjoy helping people with math, explaining various math and science topics and related concepts elaborately. I inspire people to love math, by showing them the big picture – that is, the use of various mathematical concepts in real life applications to keep students interested and focused. This is the way they know that math is not something they should fear, rather they should love to solve problems, and use the problem solving techniques to discover their world of science in a new and innovative way. I strongly oppose saying anything that would discourage a student. One of my main goals while tutoring is to boost students’ morals, self – confidence and self – esteem.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College - Associates, Mathematics
Enjoys programming, movies, and reading.
10th Grade Math
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ACCUPLACER Arithmetic Prep
ACCUPLACER College-Level Math Prep
ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra Prep
AP Computer Science
AP Computer Science A
CLEP College Algebra
CLEP College Mathematics
COMPASS Mathematics Prep
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Science
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics
High School Business
High School Chemistry
High School Physics
HSPT Math Prep
IB Mathematical Studies
ISEE-Lower Level Mathematics Achievement
ISEE-Middle Level Mathematics Achievement
ISEE-Upper Level Mathematics Achievement
Mathematical Foundations for Computer Science
Middle School Science
Technology and Computer Science
Q & A
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
In the first session with any student, I would try to be friendly with them, so that if there's a barrier obstructing the effective communication between us, it is lifted.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
By showing them the most basic steps necessary in order for them to understand what exactly they should do in order to learn, and how to solve problems. Then they will figure out the ways they are learning better and I'll always be there to help when they get stuck with anything.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Nothing comes in a day, everything takes time. It is worth it to invest time into learning so that one day you live to see that moment, when you know that you've really mastered it. Nothing beats that feeling. Just do your best and keep trying, and never give up no matter what.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I would explain each and every step of the topic in a more detailed fashion, providing related examples.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
I advise them to read the comprehension over and over again, each time slower than the previous. If that doesn't help, I read the text alongside with them, and try to explain them the meaning.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Creating a cheerful, friendly atmosphere, while helping the student. A student learns most effectively while the element of fear is purged from him. Constantly nudging in short motivational statements were also seen to be effective.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
I would tell them what the topic is all about, and how it would come into play in various real life applications.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
Using short, concise, clear-cut, to the point examples on a topic would help the student get a better idea about its fundamentals.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
I would provide easy examples with detailed solutions to problems to get them motivated before moving on to harder challenges
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
I evaluate and assess student's strengths and lacking depending on the responses I obtain from them, while asking them questions on various aspects of the topic.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
Each student has different needs. I adapt to the student's needs after determining the areas where they struggle. I treat each student individually and often have to use different approach for different students.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
Pen and paper, online books, and study materials such as textbook extracts supplied by the student.
What is your teaching philosophy?
Mathematics was not my strength. I turned it into my ultimate strength eventually by putting in immense effort and dedication at every step I took. I hope my students possess the same desire and willingness in them to learn about any subject.