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Paulkey

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I am a certified teacher of both math and Chinese. I have taught everything from elementary to high school math, and from beginning to AP Mandarin Chinese. I have been teaching in public schools for more than ten years, so I know what students struggle with and where some of their biggest academic hurdles can be found. I am here to help! I like to break down knowledge and information into easy steps, in order to make it easier for students to solve their problems. By working together on everything from fundamentals to test preparation, you will soon know what to learn and memorize in order to feel prepared, regardless of subject!

Paulkey’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: National Chiao Tung University - Bachelors, Computer Science & Information Engineering

Graduate Degree: University of Maryland Eastern Shore - Masters, Computer Science

Hobbies

Tennis, birds, 2014 FFLA's Chinese Teacher of the Year

Tutoring Subjects

ACT Math

Algebra

AP Chinese Language and Culture

Conversational Mandarin

Elementary Math

Elementary School Math

Geometry

Languages

Mandarin Chinese

Mandarin Chinese 1

Mandarin Chinese 2

Mandarin Chinese 3

Mandarin Chinese 4

Math

Middle School Math

SAT Math

SAT Mathematics

Test Prep


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

To make learning easy.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Share my experience with learning.

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

Guide them to use the concept that they have learned and known. Apply those to the new areas.

What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?

Work on the questions together.

What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?

Let the student try first before jumping into explaining the answer.

How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?

Break down step-by-step ways to let them know what to do.

How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?

To work with them together.

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

To introduce myself. To know the student's grade levels and her/his likes and dislikes.