## Ryan

Certified Tutor

Ryan’s Qualifications

### Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Colorado Boulder - Current Undergrad, Chemical and Biological Engineering

### Hobbies

Snowboarding, hiking, and outdoor activities

Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

If you work hard enough and believe that you can succeed, you will be able to with enough effort.

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

Try and understand the help the student is looking for, and what they wish to get out of our tutoring sessions.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

To help a student become an independent learner, I will help them slowly work towards doing more problems on their own, and being able to learn the topics by working through problems.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I would help a student stay motivated by showing the applications of the different topics, and what makes learning each subject useful.

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

If a student is having difficulty, I will try to explain the topic in different ways, and work through many examples to help them understand the topic better.

What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?

I find reviewing the topics already learned before working on new problems with a student is a really successful way to get the student in the midst of the topic and ready to work.

What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?

To make sure a student understands the material, I would have the student try to get a problem correct completely on their own to see if they understand what they are doing.

How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?

The more times a student works through problems on a topic, the student will become more confident with the subject.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

I consistently will be seeing how much a student is struggling with a problem, and asking what the student would like me to do to help them succeed more.

How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?

I want to leave the structure of my tutoring sessions very open for students so we can work to fit it exactly to what they would like to get out of our sessions.

What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?

The typical materials need for a math/science class: pencils, calculator, and paper.

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

I will try to explain things in other ways, such as with simpler words.

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

I will work with the student to get better at the subject, and try to show them the importance of the subject. This can include showing them what the subject can be used for in the real world.