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Melvin

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My goal as a tutor is to enhance my students learning capabilities, study habits, and overall interest for learning.

Melvin’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Houston-Downtown - Bachelors, Biology, General

Hobbies

Reading, Studying, Research, Photography, Fitness

Tutoring Subjects

Algebra

Algebra 2

AP Physics 2

Biology

Cell Biology

College Algebra

College Biology

Ecology

Geometry

High School Biology

Life Sciences

Math

Plant Biology

Science


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

Understanding the big picture is the first step to success.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

Assess their learning style and where they are in regards to a subject.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

By teaching them powerful learning habits.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

By associating what they are learning to their everyday life and interest.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

Explore multiple ways of explaining the concept using analogies.

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

By breaking down words to their etymological meaning, and taking it one word at a time.