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Adithya

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I am a senior at St. Olaf College and will graduate in May of 2016 with degrees in Economics & Psychology with a minor in Management. I have currently accepted a job serving as an investment management consultant in Boston, MA. I am passionate about teaching and enjoy helping students prepare and succeed in academics. I especially enjoy helping students study for standardized tests. A lot of high school is spent prepping for college and with proper instruction anyone can get into the college of their dreams. I believe that I can help students achieve their goals. In addition to standardized test preparation my passions lie in public speaking and management. Beyond academics I love traveling, cooking, reading, and scuba diving!

Adithya’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Saint Olaf College - Current Undergrad, Economics, Psychology

Test Scores

ACT Composite: 33

ACT English: 34

ACT Math: 32

ACT Reading: 36

ACT Science: 30

SAT Composite: 2190

SAT Math: 700

SAT Verbal: 700

SAT Writing: 790

Hobbies

Travel, Cooking, Reading, Scuba Diving, Football

Tutoring Subjects

ACT Writing

Algebra

Business

College Business

College English

English

Finance

High School Business

High School English

Homework Support

Math

Microeconomics

Other

Pre-Algebra

Psychology

Public Speaking

SAT Reading

Social Sciences

Test Prep


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe that in order to be a successful tutor I have to find a way to motivate my students. They have to understand why studying is important, and I make sure to emphasize that. In addition, learning is a unique experience. Different students are motivated differently and learn in different ways, and I will be sure to use different methods to give your child a tailored learning experience.

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

First, I'll get to know my student. The only way to learn successfully is by feeling comfortable, and that would be my first task. I will build a connection with my student, figure out why he or she needs tutoring, and I will identify what motivates my student so I can help them reach their full potential.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I will help my students stay motivated by varying the way they learn. Focusing on memorization versus word problems or readings versus real world applications makes a significant difference. I will constantly ask for feedback, and if I notice a student's motivation has fallen I will communicate with them to figure out how to bring it back up.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Accountability is the key to independence. If a student is struggling with independent learning it's difficult to accomplish homework assignments. Self-study that is then verified by the tutor will help them become independent.

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

I would break down the concept into easy to understand parts. In addition, I would delve into what parts of the skill or concept the student has trouble with and see if there is an overarching theme across a variety of different skills that can be dealt with on a broader level.