I believe that the key to teaching somebody anything is passion, patience and knowledge. Passion causes people to pay attention to you, to care about what you are saying because you care about what you are saying. Patience allows people the time to become adjusted to something new without the pressure of needing to learn it immediately. Knowledge teaches people what they need to know. As a tutor, I believe that I have all three of these qualities.
I grew up in a family with three other brothers, two older and one younger. From them I first learned what it was like to be a tutee and a tutor. I gained more experience as I began to help tutor my friends on subjects ranging from math and science, to history and English. My friends came to me not only because I was their friend and they knew I was passionate and patient about teaching, but because they knew I was knowledgeable about the subjects.
From kindergarten to 12th grade, I went to a private school, and I will now be attending Cornell University as a biological engineering major. From kindergarten to 12th grade, I have been in every honors class that has been offered by my school and nearly every AP class, even teaching myself AP Statistics. In all of these classes, I got straight A's, along with strong standardized test scores.
I also participated in multiple extracurricular activities, such as the school's show production, student government, which both require much patience, mathletes, quiz bowl and various athletics giving me a wide range of experiences that were not purely academic.
Knowledge is my passion, I wish to know everything about this world, and why it is the way it is, and then I want to change it for the better. I hope that my passion can be transferred to those that I teach.
As a passionate, patient and knowledgeable tutor, I hope that I can make those around me passionate and knowledgeable too.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Cornell University - Current Undergrad, Biological Engineering
ACT Composite: 33
ACT English: 30
ACT Math: 35
ACT Reading: 33
ACT Science: 35
AP Statistics: 4
AP Physics B: 4
AP English Language: 4
AP US History: 5
Athletics, reading, watching tv, hanging out wiht friends
AP US History
College Level American History
High School Level American History
SAT Subject Tests Prep
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
Patience and passion lead to progress.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I would get to know them and their hobbies so that later I can find ways for what they are being taught to somehow connect to their passions.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
By providing them the tools to self-confidence in themselves and their decisions.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
By giving them goals to reach and rewards for reaching them.