I am a middle school science teacher. I am really excited to be here because I want to help each and every one of you reach your learning goal and excel. My goal as a tutor is to not only make sure you catch up in a subject but that you get ahead. I've tutored many students throughout all grade levels including some of my friends in college and I want you to know that with me, you're academic success is in safe hands.
When I am not tutoring I am either playing video games, watching anime or going to the gym. I spend as much time as I can with my friends but it's nice to relax every once in a while. If you have any of the same interests as me feel free to strike up a conversation! I look forward to working with all of you!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - Bachelors, Biology, Psychology
Graduate Degree: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - Masters, Education
SAT Mathematics Level 2: 710
SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 1: 720
Video Games, Anime, Working out
10th Grade Math
11th Grade Math
12th Grade Math
1st Grade Math
2nd Grade Math
3rd Grade Math
4th Grade Math
4th Grade Science
5th Grade Math
5th Grade Science
6th Grade Math
6th Grade Science
7th Grade Math
7th Grade Science
8th Grade Math
8th Grade Science
9th Grade Math
ACCUPLACER College-Level Math Prep
ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra Prep
Anatomy & Physiology
CLEP College Algebra
CLEP College Mathematics
CLEP Introductory Psychology
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Science
GRE Subject Test in Chemistry
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics
GRE Subject Test in Psychology
GRE Subject Tests
High School Biology
High School Chemistry
HSPT Math Prep
Middle School Science
SAT Subject Tests Prep
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe that every student learns at a different pace. Education must be differentiated in order for all students to achieve and I know that with my help, students who are struggling can catch up and get ahead in their classes.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
The first thing I will do is assess prior knowledge. I need to know what the student knows before I can decide the areas that need the most focus.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I will teach students study strategies, and time management skills and test taking strategies to help them take charge of their learning.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I would attempt to teach the concept in multiple ways, or create a mnemonic device for them to remember.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
I first like to gauge how the student learns, whether it be visual, auditory or kinetic. Everyone learns differently.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
I always look for knowledge checks and ask many questions. You can tell when a student is confused just by the look on their face.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
I would let the student practice until they can explain the concept to me.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
I look to see where they are struggling the most and tackle that area. I would also encourage the student to tell me what works and doesn't work.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
I like to use white boards and calculators (math).
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I would give the student breaks when needed and much encouragement.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
If a student is struggling with reading comprehension, I work through the passage with them and help them look for the context clues.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
I would attempt to tie the subject to things they are interested in. If a student is interested in running a farm but doesn't want to learn math, I explain that there are many financial decisions that will need math in the future to run a farm.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
I look to see where the student is struggling most. I encourage students to take charge of their own learning and use meta-cognitive practices so they can know what they know.