I recently graduated from Concordia University, Irvine with a B.S. in Biology and am hoping to start Law School in the Fall of 2017. Before I invest three more years of my life in higher education, I would love to share my experience and knowledge with students preparing for the SAT or struggling with the concepts in Math and Science that I once struggled with.
I have extensive experience tutoring all levels of Math that appear in the SAT. I myself am studying to take the LSAT in the near future. Thus, beyond my own experiences in taking the SAT, the many different tips and techniques for taking standardized tests are fresh in my mind and ready to be shared with fellow test-takers.
For example, during my time at college, professors have consistently asked me to help explain various concepts from the class to my peers during group discussion sessions. In addition, I was recommended and offered the job for the Anatomy and Physiology tutoring position at my university. This wealth of experience gives me a lot of resources and skills to draw on in order to modify my tutoring approach to best help any type of student. I love being able to take a concept that a student cannot understand and explain it in a way that allows them to have that "AHA" moment of comprehension and understanding. There is no better feeling than seeing a student who was once so frustrated with Math or Science, come to enjoy (or at least tolerate) the subject because they now understand it.
I played collegiate baseball all four years of college and as a student-athlete I gained a unique perspective along with valuable skills and lessons that I learned on the field that I can pass on to the students I am able to interact with.
Outside of tutoring I love the great outdoors, hiking, snowboarding, and camping. During my downtime I enjoy working out, playing the piano, and reading.
I look forward to working with you to help you understand the solvable mysteries of Math and Science :)
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Concordia University, Irvine - Current Undergrad, Biology, General
SAT Math: 780
SAT Verbal: 800
Hiking, snowboarding, camping, working out, playing the piano, reading
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe that each student presents a unique challenge to a teacher. Every student learns the same concepts in different ways. Thus, my teaching philosophy is to find the best way to explain a concept to a student that causes him or her to understand and master the topic. I will work with the student to find which explanation works best for them and then use that style of explanation to further their knowledge and understanding of the material they need help with.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
In a first tutoring session with a student, I prefer to start by getting to know the individual on a personal level. Having a simple conversation regarding school, sports, and life in general is a great way to become comfortable with each other. Then I find it best to discuss which areas the student feels he or she is struggling in the most. I will not simply begin teaching the subject to the student on the first day. Each student is unique in his or her understanding of a topic. First, I need to know where the student is struggling and then I can proceed with different strategies that will work best for him or her.