I'm currently a third year finance student at Arizona State University. I chose finance because I've also been interested in numbers and business. When I'm not in school, I enjoy listening to music, working out, or just hanging with friends. I'm also a huge basketball fan, especially when it comes to the Lakers!
I've always been known to be a patient individual as well as outgoing. So when it comes to tutoring, I'll ensure that the student feels comfortable with asking any questions, and is not in fear of going at his or her own pace. I always enjoyed math and caught on pretty quick, so I'm mostly interested in helping tutor for Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Pre-Calc.
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
When it comes to teaching, I emphasize being patient and understanding that people understand material at different paces. I try to create an environment that makes the student feel it’s okay to make a mistake, because that's the best way to learn.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I would focus on breaking the ice so that the student could feel comfortable to ask any questions or ask for clarification on any topic. I'll get a feel for how they learn and where they're at with the material so that I can cater my tutor experience just for them.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
You can help a student become an independent learner by not being too hands on. If you just give them the answer then they won't grasp the material. But if you give them attempts on their own or with limited help, they are then able to see the process that it takes to learn.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I would help a student stay motivated by giving them specific learning goals to reach. I feel once they see themselves hitting those goals, it will push them to keep going.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I would ask them specific questions to see how they best learn, and what I could do to adjust and accommodate for their learning style. Through it all I would display patience.