Education is the foundation of our future. In helping students overcome barriers in education, I can create a lasting impact on the student and our society. I have experience as a tutor, helping K-12 students understand subjects in mathematics, science, and english. I worked under a national math tutoring company called Mathnasium and have volunteered under local tutoring clubs. I am student at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, a rigorous residential school that only selects 300 students across the state per year. I hope to double major in Neuroscience and Psychology, with a minor in Spanish Studies and on a Pre-Med track. My favorite subject to teach is mathematics, especially Calculus. I like the technicality of mathematics and how it applies to our everyday world. I know how to teach concepts and topics in a way that makes sense for the student. My style of tutoring is through working step-by-step and making sure that my students know the basics and underlying, fundamental concepts of a problem. It is important for me to understand how a student learns so I can personalize my lessons to his/her style of learning. Outside of school, I enjoy running, baking, and cooking. I am also a 2nd degree black belt!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics - Current Undergrad, N/A
Running, Cooking, Baking
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ACCUPLACER Arithmetic Prep
ACCUPLACER College-Level Math Prep
ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra Prep
ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension Prep
ACCUPLACER Sentence Skills Prep
Anatomy & Physiology
CLEP College Algebra
CLEP College Mathematics
CLEP Introductory Psychology
COMPASS Mathematics Prep
COMPASS Reading Prep
COMPASS Writing Skills Prep
Elementary School Math
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High School Chemistry
High School English
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Middle School Reading
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MCAT Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior
Study Skills and Organization
Q & A
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
During my first session with a student, it is essential to understand where my student is. I need to know what type of material he/she can handle in order to move forward. After I know where my student is, we can work on understanding the concept and improve his/her skills.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
It is important for the student to be able to understand the material on his/her own. In order to prepare my student for this situation, I teach my students the study skills they need and the strategies they need to know how to tackle a difficult problem.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
When I am teaching a student a skill or concept that he/she doesn't understand, I will try to teach him/her a different approach. There are numerous ways to tackle a problem and our brains work in different ways. I make sure to personalize the way I teach and my lessons to the student.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Reading comprehension begins with the basics and improves at a gradual pace. In order to improve a student's reading comprehension skills, you have to find material that is challenging but also right for the student. Enjoying what is written in the material will also help!
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
It is important to get to know the student's academic level and also personally. When the student is comfortable with the tutor, it is easier for him/her to ask questions when he/she is confused and generally understand the material.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
In order to see if my students understand the material, I ask them to walk me through a problem. Teaching is one of the best ways to see if you understand a concept or not. If a student can properly walk me through a problem and the right solution, I know that they've understood it.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
Confidence is key to doing well in a subject. Therefore, it is important to build a student's confidence level so that he/she can perform well. In order to do this, I use encouraging words when a student gets a problem right. Continuously answering the problem correctly will also help the student's confidence level.
What is your teaching philosophy?
My philosophy of teaching is different from most in that I don't just teach a student how to tackle a problem by making him/her memorize a formula. It's important for the student to understand how to get to the right answer by knowing why we're doing a certain step. When you teach a student how to think through a problem, he/she can use this knowledge and apply it to other problems.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
In order to help a student stay motivated, I encourage the student to think positively. For now, the student may think that he/she won't get it. But, practice makes perfect!
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
In order to tutor my student in the best possible way, I have to know what fundamental or basic concept he/she struggles in. If a problem is too difficult, we can take a step back and try to tackle an easier problem. When he/she finally understands a simpler problem, we can move forward and understand a much challenging question.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
It is important to understand the best possible way a student learns. We all learn differently and when I learn how a student's mind work, I can personalize my lessons to his/her style of learning. This way he/she is learning in a way that makes sense.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
In a typical session, I would work through practice problems that I know my student can handle. We will work our way up, starting from a question he/she is comfortable answering and ending with a difficult question. It is important to challenge the student, but also assess what the student can handle.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
Learning is fun! I want my students to enjoy learning, not just for the grade, but to understand how it works and applies to everyday life. I encourage my students to look beyond the textbook to know that what they're learning is important.