Hello, my name is Long Chen. I graduated from the University of Connecticut with a major in applied mathematics and a minor in statistics. After taking GRE test and finished applcations for Financial Engineering graduate program, right now I am also working as an intern for a small money management company.
I believe the most important thing for being a great tutor is to have a good friendship with my students. Hope to see you soon!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Connecticut - Bachelors, Applied Mathematics Science
GRE Quantitative: 170
GRE Verbal: 151
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Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe the most important thing for being a great tutor is to have a good friendship with my students.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
First, I will try to make friends with my students. Secondly, I will give some practice questions for evaluating their currently academic situation. Third, I will make study plans for my students.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I will give them a personalized study plan according to their academic situations.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
First, I will motivate my student by telling them what advantage they will have if they can learn mathematics or Chinese better. Secondly, I will make my teaching session really interesting.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I will teach this concept in another way.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
I will share my personal experience with them, since I have been through the same situations before.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Making friends with them.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
I will make a personalized study plan for this student.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
I will give the student a different question. After the student solves it, I will ask the student to explain every step he used.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
I will often encourage them during the session.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
First, I will ask the student what he think he needs from me. Secondly, I will give him questions and see if he can solve them.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
I will do whatever is best for my students.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
I use the student's books and questions I made for them.