Hello! My name is Lawrence; I'm currently an undergraduate student at Rutgers University- New Brunswick.
I hope to major in Journalism. I'm a Christian; I love reading, listening to and playing music, and cooking.
I have experience in tutoring SAT prep; I tutored International Students in the past.
The three students I had are now all in college: two attend Rutgers New Brunswick, and the third attends the University of Rochester.
I'm very excited to be a tutor! I love spending time with people, getting to know them, and helping them however I can.
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
Persistence and Patience: I refuse to just tell my students the answer. I am willing to work with them to find the solution until they understand the material.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I would have the student take some practice sections to see how much they understand, and where I should start with them.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
By guiding them through various thought-processes so that they can adopt and understand how to approach problems.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
By encouraging them, but also pushing them to try their best.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Break down that skill or concept for them so that they can examine the different elements involved with applying that skill or concept, then have them practice using it.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
I help students who are struggling with reading comprehension by doing practice problems with them, and showing them how to analyze different passages.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
The strategy I've found to be most successful when working with a student is simply doing and going over problems with them.