I have been teaching Finite Mathematics and College Algebra to Freshmen and Sophomores when I was a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Central Florida. I also taught Statistics and Probability at Valencia Community College for a two semesters. I have always had a passion to transmitting knowledge. It is a fulfilling experience and make me plain and purposeful as I help young students become productive citizens of society.
It is always gratifying to see a struggling student do well thanks to the teaching efforts an instructor provides. I love to break difficult problems into small, manageable, and easily understandable concepts that a student can follow to become successful at tackling quantitative exercises. I have always wanted to contribute to the well-being of young individuals and what a better way to do it than to spread knowledge to those people.
What is your teaching philosophy?
All students are smart. It is just a matter of boosting their interest in the course.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I might assess their level and interest for the subject. I will have an open communication and gauge their level through simple exercises.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I will teach the student simple techniques on how to break difficult problem into easy steps.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I will help them learn how to attack difficult problem in a confident way, be patient when not being able to figure out a solution and use different approaches to tackle the issue at hand.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I will use images, analogies, or concepts that the student is familiar with. I will bring those concepts into the explaining for the problem. I will help him break down difficult problems into simple and manageable ones.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?