Hi! I'm Gabe and I have a B.S. in physics with a minor in math. I've been a tutor for over 2 years and I've had great relationships with all my students. I believe in providing direction so that students can arrive at an answer themselves; I've found that this method allows for a greater degree of retention opposed to simply demonstrating the problem and hoping they will remember the steps. I know that anyone can learn any subject with enough dedication, no matter how difficult, and I am excited to help inspire this motivation!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Oregon - Bachelors, Physics
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What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe in learning through experience. Students always achieve a greater understanding of a subject if they figure it out themselves, so I do everything I can to guide them towards the right answer without just lecturing them on how it is supposed to be done.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Before jumping into any practice problems, I'd spend some time talking about the student's experience in the class so far. I'd find out what topics are more difficult than others and determine what approach would be most beneficial to the student.