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I am a student at City College of San Francisco with the goal of becoming a civil or renewable energy engineer. This is my second time coming back to school, the first being for the Culinary Arts program which I graduated from almost six years ago. Environmental science, chemistry, and math are some of my favorite subjects and I love to teach them to others whenever I get the chance. The main reason I love teaching is because I am excited about what I have learned (mostly because I've had some great teachers) and also because I feel that it is my ethical responsibility to share what I have learned with the next generation of students. I would not say that I have a specific teaching style, but rather that I can adapt to the learning style of a student. While I love to share my own strategies and techniques for problem solving, I like to encourage curiosity and let students find their own best methods for problem solving instead of forcing my own ways. Besides for school, I also rock climb, write poetry, perform spoken word, cook food to share with others, and maintain a sustainable lifestyle.

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Ruth’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: City College of San Francisco - Current Undergrad, Engineering


Rock climbing and writing poetry

Tutoring Subjects

1st Grade Math

1st Grade Reading

1st Grade Writing

2nd Grade Math

2nd Grade Reading

2nd Grade Writing

3rd Grade Math

3rd Grade Reading

3rd Grade Writing

4th Grade Math

5th Grade Math

6th Grade Math


Algebra 2

Algebra 3/4

College Algebra

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing

Environmental Science


Poetry Writing




Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

My philosophy on teaching is that you must love what you teach. What is taught must be exciting to the teacher in order for students to be engaged. Passion for the subject is key.

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

Ask them about themselves first, what they like to do, and how much they like the subject. After that I would be able to adjust a method of teaching for that specific individual.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

By allowing them to attempt solving problems on their own without interfering unless they want help.

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

By relating the concept to something they already understand. I would also show them that practice is the best way to hone skills, and that difficultly is a part of learning for many people, including myself.

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