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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!

Long’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Connecticut - Bachelors, Applied Mathematics Science

Test Scores

GRE: 321

GRE Quantitative: 170

GRE Verbal: 151

Hobbies

Hip-pop dance, Swimming, Guitar

Tutoring Subjects

Algebra

Conversational Mandarin

Graduate Test Prep

GRE Quantitative

Homework Support

Languages

Mandarin Chinese

Mandarin Chinese 1

Mandarin Chinese 2

Mandarin Chinese 3

Mandarin Chinese 4

Math

Middle School Math

Other

Pre-Algebra

Pre-Calculus

Quantitative Reasoning


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.