With a love and gift for Mathematics, I tutored my friends and family through many of my school years. My sense of humor and ability to simplify concepts was a strength they appreciated. And my patience and love for people is a gift to students who feel discouraged and alone with their struggles. Math in itself isn't impossible or more difficult, it's all a matter of translation and perspective. I can help get you there.
As an actor and filmmaker, the arts is where my heart lives and I've a wide range of interests and knowledge to draw from. And I'm always looking to learn from YOU. Every person has their unique experience and perspective worth learning about.
What is your teaching philosophy?
Every student is already a genius. You're just helping them gather new information and acquire new skills.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I would spend some time getting to know them and introducing myself. I'd want to know the truth about how they feel about the subject and where they think they are in terms of understanding before getting to work.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
By placing the emphasis on understanding concepts instead of memorizing information.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
By acknowledging discouragement when it arises and sticking with them through it. Also by reminding and giving honest and useful perspectives.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I would break the concept down into smaller pieces, moving forward only after they truly understand the previous piece. I also use analogies and metaphors when appropriate. The key is to stay flexible and respond to what works for that particular student.