I develop relationships with the students I tutor. I believe the most crucial component to successfully achieve goals is trust. More importantly, I believe everyone is able to learn all content and it is my personal mission to educate others.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: SUNY College at Buffalo - Current Undergrad, Mathematics Education, Computer Information Systems
Chess, Robotics, Computer Programming, Web Design, Basketball, Card Games
1st Grade Math
2nd Grade Math
3rd Grade Math
4th Grade Math
5th Grade Math
6th Grade Math
CLEP College Algebra
College Computer Science
Elementary School Math
High School Computer Science
Technology and Computer Science
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
I firmly believe all material is conquerable. If instruction is fun, informative, rigorous, and applicable to the student's life, he or she will excel.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Session one is very important. This is where expectations are established. Goals are marked. And most importantly, communication and trust is developed.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Help the student obtain adequate resources. Inspire and motivate the student. Condition the student into utilizing intrinsic motivation.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I strongly believe it is important to link material to the student's everyday life. Exposure to real-life applications will significantly increase curiosity and retention.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
One technique I found useful is having the student explain the concept to me. This forces the student to think critically about the problem and develop critical intuition.