I'm a full-time high school math teacher who teaches juniors and seniors. This is my 5th year teaching. I'm looking to tutor after-school and on the weekends. I attended the University of Texas, majored in Mathematics, and graduated in 2011. During my time in Austin, I tutored part-time while going to school.
It's been a while, but I want to get back into it. I want to make extra money doing something that not only someone would find useful but that I also find personally rewarding. Mathematics can be a difficult subject, and I want to help others understand it (try to!)
I'm a laid-back person in general, but I take tutoring very seriously, because I want to respect your time. I will try my best to help you reach your goals and make our sessions together worthwhile and pleasant. Thanks for taking the time to read this.
The University of Texas at Austin - Bachelors, Mathematics B.A.
SAT Composite: 2060
SAT Math: 720
SAT Verbal: 640
SAT Writing: 700
What is your teaching philosophy?
People learn differently. Be flexible and versatile, but above all, be patient. "Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Help them with their homework first, and then go from there.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Familiarize them with resources that are available to everyone free of charge.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Build their confidence in math.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Teach it a different way. Lots of practice.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
I'm not an English teacher, but I would tell them to process what they are reading in small segments instead of reading large chunks at a time.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Let the student guide the thought process if possible.