I am currently pursuing two Bachelors degrees in Forensic Science and Chemistry from the University of New Haven. My tutoring subjects include many levels of mathematics, from Algebra 1 to Calculus 1 as well as AP Chemistry and ACT Math test prep. I really enjoy tutoring in the various math subjects because it is my strongest academic skill. I have spent much time tutoring students with varying sets of learning needs. My belief is that all students, with the proper instruction, can eventually succeed in their education and become independent learners. My tutoring gradually weens the student from relying on the assistance of a tutor by affirming the basic skills and building upon those skills. I thoroughly enjoy assisting students from different situations succeed academically and helping students through their educational careers. Other than education, my interests include music and playing musical instruments.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of New Haven - Current Undergrad, Forensic Science
ACT Composite: 28
ACT English: 26
ACT Math: 32
ACT Reading: 22
ACT Science: 26
7th Grade Math
8th Grade Math
College Application Essays
College Level American History
High School Chemistry
High School English
High School Level American History
High School Writing
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe students learn best by a combination of the three learning styles - hearing, seeing, and doing. Teachers who show examples step by step while explaining the materials in detail before allowing the student to attempt the subject themselves make the best teachers.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
During the first session, I would spend approximately a half hour getting to know the student. I would get some general information like their name, what grade they are in, and what they like to do, as well as find out their strengths and weaknesses in the subject in which they need assistance before getting to the actual teaching. This helps me figure out how best to help the student and cater to his or her learning style.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
I would get the student interested by relating the subject matter to their interests. For example, if a student enjoys sports but is struggling in math, I would make many of my examples sports related while still teaching the student the concepts they need to know.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I start by helping the student as much as I can in the beginning stages of tutoring. I then help the student learn studying skills which they are to practice on their own. As the sessions progress, I slowly ween the student from needing so much of my assistance and move from being the teacher to an as-needed helper.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
I find a student's confidence increases greatly with rewards or praise for their efforts. For that reason, I praise even the smallest of victories to build their confidence and keep the motivation to continue strong.