Learning is a wonderful and captivating thing, but the experience can be frustrating as well. I received my Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and my Master's degree in Computer Engineering from Cal. State Univ. at Northridge.
I have an extremely strong background in mathematics and sciences. I have worked extensively with students over the years. This has helped me to develop systematic methods to teach and transfer knowledge to the students in an easy to digest way. I use examples, visual aids and analogy to help in explaining the subject matters. Learning can be difficult, but a patient tutor, like myself, can make a different in learning experiences.
I choose to tutor because I appreciate all that my education has given me. I believe that I can make a difference in the lives of the students I tutor.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: King Mongkuit Institute of technology - Bachelors, Electrical Engineer
Graduate Degree: Cal State University at Northridge - Masters, Computer Engineering
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Q & A
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I would introduce myself and assess the student-- both his/her knowledge and interests.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
By giving precise directions and teaching the thought process of how to systematically solve the problem.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
By knowing what his/her interest is and trying to tie that to the lessons.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I would find his/her interest and tie the lesson to it by using analogy related to his/her interest.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Be patient and try to relate the student's interests to the subject matter.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
By showing a baby step of the success to help build confidence in the student.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
Questioning technique, and asking the student to repeat the lessons in his/her own language. If student can do that, that means he/she understands the lesson.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
A series of baby step of success.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
By asking questions and observing his/her ability to understand the lessons.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
Each student has different needs and different learning methods. By far, teaching by seeing has helped the most.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
I usually use drawings and models to explain difficult subjects.
What is your teaching philosophy?
Teaching is not just a job. It is a personal commitment. I believe that everyone can learn. It is up to the teacher to find the way to teach that student. It is rewarding to see the student that I teach succeed in academics.