## Steve

Certified Tutor

Steve’s Qualifications

### Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Notre Dame - Bachelors, Chemical and Biomolecular

### Hobbies

Basketball, Baseball, Sailing, Guitar

### Tutoring Subjects

AP Calculus

AP Physics

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Quantitative Reasoning

SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 2

SAT Subject Tests Prep

Q & A

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

I have tutored students between the ages of 8 and 20. So, I have become accustomed to adapting my teaching style to best reach the student. I am confident that I would be able to find a new route to teach the skill or concept to the student.

What is your teaching philosophy?

My teaching philosophy is to show by example. I have seen that students retain information best when, under the guidance of the tutor, they work through problems covering the material. Over time, I gradually give the student less help until they are completely self-sufficient.

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

Most students who are struggling with a subject are disengaged because they are not doing well. By showing a student that they have the ability to grasp a certain topic and helping them achieve that knowledge, a natural excitement will foster from their successes. In addition, I will foster excitement by knowing the student and his or her passions. This way, I will be able to create problems that interest the student.