A good tutor can successfully explain their understanding of the material they are teaching to their student. A great tutor can figure out the learning style of their student, find common ground with them, and then make a specialized study plan around the individual student. As a tutor, I try to keep the student's perspective in mind at all times. I am great at communicating with students, figuring out their learning needs, and then helping them understand the material in a way that is both interesting and accessible to them. I aspire to one day become a professor, and I genuinely enjoy helping people who are having trouble grasping a concept to not only memorize information for a test, but to actually understand it.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Davis - Current Undergrad, Communication
SAT Verbal: 730
SAT Writing: 730
AP English Literature: 5
AP English Language: 4
AP US History: 4
AP Psychology: 4
AP Spanish Language: 5
SAT Subject Test in Spanish: 800
Traveling, trying new activities, being outdoors.
High School English
SAT Subject Test in Spanish with Listening
SAT Subject Tests Prep
Study Skills and Organization
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
I think the most effective teaching style is the one that best complements the learning style of the student. Learning can be a beautiful, enjoyable process if approached the right way, and it is my job to find which approach is best suited for each individual. Whether a student is a visual, auditory, reading/writing, or kinesthetic learner, I am confident we can find an effective way to meet the learning needs of each student.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
I build a student’s confidence in a subject by starting off with questions that are within their level of comprehension. By making sure that they fully understand and feel confident about dealing with material at their current level, I can make sure they develop a solid foundation in that subject which we can then build upon, rather than creating insecurity and frustration.