I have always had a passion for solving math problems and seeing the 'aha' moment from students when they understand a topic while I was tutoring math at University of Washington in Seattle and Highline College gave me a lot of satisfaction and happiness in what I did. Hence, I am looking to utilize my spare time productively while doing something that I love.
I tutored math of all levels and physics at Highline College in Des Moines, WA for two years. I even have an advanced level tutoring certificate! I also tutored math and computer science at University of Washington in Seattle where I earned my degree in computer engineering. My favorite subject is math and I feel comfortable tutoring all levels of math through college. My tutoring style is simple. When a student asks me to help solve a problem or exercise, I explain the concept and give a related example. The student will then do the next problem. This way, the student will learn and the concept will stick.
I am a Software Engineer at IBM and in my extra time, I read about new technologies and tools, I play soccer, watch sports TV, and hang out with friends.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Washington-Seattle Campus - Bachelors, Computer Engineering
play soccer and workout, read, watch sports tv,
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
Help the student figure out the solution, not just give out the answer, by giving hints and showing related examples.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Ask their grade level, assess what the student knows and what areas of the topic the student needs help with.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Give related problems and ask him/her to solve the required homework or exercise.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
1. Lead by example. 2. Be confident and try to instill confidence in the student. 3. Relate with the student
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Try a different methodology, take a break, and encourage the student to see the problem not as difficult but as easy to grasp.