I am grown in a village of a beautiful country, Nepal, country of Mount Everest and a country of Lord Buddha. After my school/education back in Nepal, I spent a significant time on teaching different grade student: from grade 4 to master's level student. While teaching, I will be student centered. I examine the academic understanding of student and pick up him/her from that level. I will always pay attention to make teaching -learning process fun.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Tribhuvan University - Bachelors, Physics
Graduate Degree: University of Houston - PHD, Physics/Condensed Matter Physics
Reading literature, love to write poem and stories once in a while, playing volleyball and badminton.
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
I view a teacher as a facilitator of learning rather than an expert who delivers lectures to students. I believe that a purposeful teaching should always be student-oriented. It is the responsibility of a teacher to promote learning by creating a curriculum that fits the needs of students. Also, a good curriculum should incorporate variety of learning activities that stimulate cooperative problem solving environment. A well-planned teaching brings a lot of fun. I have learned from my own experience that a teacher who inspires asking questions and encourages seeking answers is the best teacher. Therefore, to be a successful teacher I should be able to create a sense of wonderment in the world around us and help students find answers. One of the ways of doing it is giving assignments. It is very crucial that the assignments are closely related to the relevant subject of study and promote the understanding at the same time. For me, the most beautiful thing about a classroom is that it is an exclusive club where students come from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds with a wide range of needs and goals. I always keep this fact in mind while teaching, and try to be as effective as I can be to take the advantage of it. I find that the students who bring their own perspectives to the class and the group as a whole benefit from the diversity. Finally, a teacher who is curious and passionate about the subject area is the best source of motivation for students. I am self-motivated and strongly focused on teaching as my future career. I believe that I bear the qualities that can create an effective institutional teaching and learning environment.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Interact informally. Try to learn about how he is feeling about his courses and from which point I can pick him up.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Helping him by providing a creative way of solving the problem.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
This generally happens because s/he does not understand the fundamentals of the content. I will go back and start from very beginning to conceptualize the content.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
By dictating the words and explaining what the content means.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Teaching by giving examples; giving excess but creative work improves the quality of the learning process.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
First by explaining the problem in a way the student understands, examining his/her progress and then improving their mistakes.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
A questionnaire, such as a test, is the best way to examine if the student has fully understood the content.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
By offering praise of what s/he accomplishes, both in private and with parents.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
It can be done either by examination or by the reaction of the student to the content.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
By focusing on the part where student really needs guidance.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
It depends on the student's need. I prefer to use the textbook that the student is using.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
By acknowledging his/her good work and communicating his achievement with his parent. Telling him/her that s/he can do even better.