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Christine

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I'm a third year computer science student at Northeastern University with a minor in mathematics. I started tutoring in high school by teaching my peers after school and during our lunch breaks. I have a passion for helping others with their studies and accomplishing their aspirations. It's always an exciting experience to help other overcome obstacles and achieve their goals!

I am also able to tutor in Mandarin Chinese. My hobbies are exploring the city of Boston, visiting historical landmarks and museums, and trying out new cuisines.

Christine’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Northeastern University - Current Undergrad, Computer Science

Test Scores

SAT Math: 750

SAT Verbal: 700

SAT Subject Test in Chemistry: 760

SAT Subject Test in U.S. History: 760

Hobbies

Foil fencing, classical piano, community service

Tutoring Subjects

Algebra

Algebra 2

Calculus

Calculus 3

College Algebra

College Computer Science

Computer Science

Conversational Mandarin

Discrete Math

Geometry

High School Computer Science

Homework Support

Languages

Mandarin Chinese

Mandarin Chinese 4

Math

Multivariable Calculus

Other

Pre-Algebra

Pre-Calculus

Psychology

REGENTS Prep

SAT Prep

SAT Math

SAT Mathematics

SAT Reading

SAT Writing and Language

Social Sciences

Summer

Technology and Computer Science

Test Prep

Trigonometry


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

My teaching philosophy is that all students have the potential to excel in any subject they are willing to devote time and effort to. I believe every student has the ability to succeed!

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

In a typical first session with a student, I would like to open a dialogue to understand how the student prefers to learn, what their academic goals are, and how we can work to achieve them. I would be open to share my experiences when I was taking classes in these subjects and provide tips on how to overcome common challenges I've encountered.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I can help a student become an independent learner by figuring out what kind of self-study method they excel in through our tutoring sessions. I would help the student develop their own studying style and habits, and find confidence to learn independently.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I would help students stay motivated by drafting a step-by-step timeline with short term and long term goals. Short term goals would be small milestones that we could achieve over a couple of tutoring sessions, which serve as an encouragement and evidence of their improvement and progress.

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

I would approach that concept with a different perspective, and by gauging how well the student can grasp the concept or skill, I would start by guiding them through practice problems until they feel comfortable enough to approach problems on their own.