## Olga

Certified Tutor

Olga’s Qualifications

### Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: CUNY Hunter College - Bachelors, Physics

### Test Scores

SAT Math: 700

SAT Math: 790

### Hobbies

Reading, Engineering, Movies, Snowboarding

### Tutoring Subjects

10th Grade Math

11th Grade Math

12th Grade Math

9th Grade Math

Discrete Math

Q & A

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

For the first session it is important to first make the student feel comfortable speaking and asking questions. I would ask the student about their previous courses and if there are any specific topics or problems they would like to go over. If not, I would start with a few simple problems of my choice in order to see how the student thinks and how much further we can move on.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

After explaining a topic or problem as a tutor, it is important to have the student do some problems while verbally explaining to me how they are working to ensure the student is not guessing, but fully understands the underlying concepts of the problems.

What is your teaching philosophy?

Not all students learn the same way. Especially with math, it is important to try many different methods and explanations in order to see how the student’s brain works. This is why tutoring is very helpful outside of the classroom, where teachers usually use one method and don't have time to explain differently to each student.