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Vivian

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I am a first year student at the University of California, Davis where I am majoring in General Mathematics. I moved to Davis from the Big Island of Hawaii where I spent nearly half of my life. The other half was spent in the Central Valley, Coalinga, California to be more exact. I really love being here in Davis and feel that I fit in well. In high school, I helped found a tutoring program at Waikoloa Middle School for sixth graders. Twice a week I would help students with homework or new concepts they had learned while working alongside their teacher. I've always enjoyed helping others and simplifying complex problems into simple solutions. I find that it helps to be able to relate to whoever is being taught or tutored and give examples of why it is important to know specific subjects and topics for the future.

Vivian’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Davis - Current Undergrad, General Mathematics

Hobbies

Reading, Photography, Watching movies, and volunteering with Lion's Club

Tutoring Subjects


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe that it is important to let the student know that subjects are difficult, but with a little bit of self-confidence and determination, anything can be done.

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

During the first tutoring session with a student I might give them a short oral quiz to observe their test taking attitude, process, and their level in a subject. After doing so I would tell them what it was I noticed and try and make a plan with them to figure out what goals they have, and to see how we could work toward that goal together.