You can discover more about mathematics in an hour of play than in a year of lecture.
I am passionate about having fun with problem-solving. If it's not fun, then what's the problem?
Outside of tutoring, I enjoy playing percussion, board games, sports, and camping.
Email: a.ahmadi89 (at) gmail.com, phone: 606-356-7697, website: www.ayahmadi.com.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Morehead State University - Bachelors, Mathematics
Graduate Degree: Purdue University-Main Campus - Masters, Agricultural Economics
GRE Quantitative Reasoning: 800
Triathlon, rock climbing, soccer, (table) tennis, any board game, fishing, any snow sport, basketball, badminton, weight lifting, yoga, meditation, wushu
ACCUPLACER College-Level Math Prep
COMPASS Mathematics Prep
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
Simplify the presentation of complex information.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Simplify the presentation of complex information until the student gains confidence in their problem-solving power.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Have fun solving problems!
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Solve analogous problems to develop conceptual confidence.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Simplify the presentation of complex information with an array of analytic tools.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
Share some secrets of the trade or re-frame the subject in terms of another.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
Conversation and review of solutions to related activities.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
Show them what they can do.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
Conversation and review of their solutions.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
Keep my conversation fluid and dynamic to each student's constraints.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
Paper, pencil, computer.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Jump into problems together.