After graduating from high school in Cameroon, West Africa, in 2009, I spent a year and a half tutoring high school students in my community, helping them prepare for their high school diploma exam. Tutoring has always been very important to me, as it not only helps me positively impact my community, but also keeps the skills and materials that I have learned updated and accurate.
Since coming to the United States, I tutored a 2nd grader and a high schooler for a few months, and gained valuable experience culturally and in the method of presentation. In addition, tutoring and mentoring my peers in college also opened up a wide variety of people that I was able to tutor, which increased my ability to tailor my teaching methods to suit each student, so as to help them achieve the most improvement. I have benefited from various tutoring interventions myself, and know the value of having an efficient tutor. My strength as a tutor comes from the fact that I go above and beyond to make sure that not only do my students understand the material being taught, but that they are also able to study efficiently and learn time management skills--skills that can help them improve on their own, even in the absence of a tutor. All of this helps to empower students to be versatile and hardworking.
Daniel Praise’s Qualifications
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Maryland-College Park - Bachelors, Physiology and Neurobiology
Soccer player and fan, art enthusiast and Movie, cartoon and anime critic.
Anatomy & Physiology
High School Biology
MCAT Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe that people are more likely to accept ideas that they perceive as their own, hence my teaching method of engaging the student and having them participate and repeat the correct answers and statements to questions.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I try to know them personality- wise in as much detail as possible, after which I try to access their method of self-studying and learning in order to adjust my teaching method to suit them.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I encourage them by giving a little independent work for them to do during tutoring hours, where I can assist with any immediate need, and some to continue at home to emphasize understanding of the material.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I would help them create attainable tentative goals and encourage them to endeavor to achieve them.