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.
Undergraduate Degree: University of Washington-Seattle Campus - Bachelors, Computer Engineering
play soccer and workout, read, watch sports tv,
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.