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.
Undergraduate Degree: The University of Texas at Austin - Bachelors, Mathematics B.A.
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1440
SAT Math: 720
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.