Hello! I'm a recent graduate of biomedical engineering. I've spent 3.5 year of my undergraduate tutoring in math via a work study. I have a lot of experience working with students and have been successful in helping students overcome difficulties in learning.Hopefully I can help you.
A little more about me . . .
While at in school I participated in a National Science Foundation REU. One summer, I had the opportunity to go abroad to South Korea, where I taught robotics and English to North Korean Refugees. I'm artistic and I love to draw and sometimes I work with digital art.
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy involves a lot of patience; patience for the tutor and the tutee. When you have difficulty understanding a subject, having patience with yourself can greatly increase your chances of having an “aha” moment.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
First of we should introduce ourselves and get a little bit of background. After introductions, I will ask about how they learn things best and what they are having difficulties with.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
You can help a student become an independent learner by teaching them effective note taking skills and improving their study habits. Difficulties in learning can still occur, so if you hit a roadblock, take a break. If you are still having difficulties, seek out a tutor.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
When you are having trouble understanding a subject you can lose motivation. I would help them stay motivated by encouraging them and reminding them that they can overcome this temporary slump.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I would try teaching the concept in different ways. Difficulty in learning a skill is often because they were only taught the skill in one way.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
Having the student explain the material to you is a good way to make sure a student understands the materials.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
A rise in confidence in a subject occurs naturally as the student understands a subject more.