I'm here to help you with science and math! I first began tutoring younger students in high school and stuck with it all the way through college. I've helped students with Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, and everything in between. My teaching philosophy is to take what you know and build on it. It's amazing what you can do with a few simple concepts.
Undergraduate Degree: University of Maine - Bachelors, Chemical Engineering, Mathematics Minor
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What is your teaching philosophy?
Anyone can accomplish anything with enough practice and determination.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Get to know their interests and learning style. If I can relate the problem to an area the student likes, it'll be easier to understand.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
By inspiring a desire to understand the world around them.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
By showing them their progress during the session.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
By explaining it a different way and walking them through the problem step by step.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
I establish a baseline to understand where the student is at and begin there. My philosophy is to take what you know and build on it.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
Show how fun a subject can be once you understand what's going on.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
I'd end every session with a quick quiz to evaluate the student's progress.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
Start with simple concepts and build on them.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
By first talking with them or their parents about what they expect out of the tutoring sessions.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
A lot of practice problems and examples.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
By honing in on the concepts that they're struggling with and explaining it in a different way.