During my years at Hunter College CUNY, I have assisted students in their vocational needs as well as with tutoring (3 years) in several subjects including mathematics, physics and computer science. My career has been mostly working in the IT industry . During that time I have also tutored algebra, trigonometry, pre-calculus, calculus, and SAT prep.
My education includes a dual BA major in Computer Science and Mathematics and a Masters in Computer Science.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: CUNY Hunter College - Bachelors, Math/Computer Science
Graduate Degree: CUNY City College - Masters, Computer Science
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AP Computer Science A
AP Computer Science Principles
College Computer Science
High School Computer Science
IB Computer Science
PC Basic Computer Skills
Technology and Computer Science
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
For mathematics as well as other subjects, a good foundation is very essential; keep building gradually from the basics and the higher levels will not be difficult after all. Complement all with diagrams and pictures.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
In the first session, get a good feel and status of the situation and make plans to assist with any deficiencies; after that, set a good pace to learn the subject with good explanations.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Teach this by example and provide the methods and resources to master the subject.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Provide examples and stories related to the subject and show how learning pays off in the long term.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
First and foremost, make sure and assist in understanding the basic concepts; many times, it is some deficiency that makes it difficult to learn the new material.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Cover the comprehension skills that can be applied to reading situations: Summarizing, Sequencing, Inferencing, Comparing and contrasting, Drawing conclusions, Problem-solving.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Write down the subject covered and provide these papers to the student, and provide common examples. Get a good understanding of the level where the student is and then make a plan.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
Make sure the student understands the material covered, provide good examples and let the student complete examples on their own, from basics to more advanced.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
Pen and paper; in this case the white board, and do some print screens to keep for review.