I received my bachelor's degree in economics and Japanese from University of California, Davis. I tutored Economic Data Analysis and Elementary Japanese when I was in UC Davis. Currently, I am an after school tutor helping students from 1st grade to 7th grade with their homework. I help students with their Chinese in writing, reading, and pronunciation. I also help ESL students with their English in grammar and writing.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Davis - Bachelors, Japanese, Economics (Double Major)
Hiking, camping, anime, and manga.
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
To stimulate a student's interest in the study and expand it.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Ask what the student likes or dislikes about the subject and find the best way to motivate the student.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Find out the way the student best understands the skills and concepts.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
Use metaphor to compare the subject with something the student likes.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
Let the student explain the materials to me in his/her own words.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
Encourage the student when he/she is right.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Help the student find his/her passion in study first.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
To find out the similarity and shared interests/hobbies between us.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
Explore the student's difficulties in learning a subject.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Set short-term goals for the student and keep the student interested in the tutoring session.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Find out why the student has struggles in reading comprehension, then solve the problem specifically.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
Change teaching style, focus and materials based on the student's interests, struggles and difficulties in learning.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
Books, online video clips, practice and pictures.