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Nikhil

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I hope to share my knowledge with others and help anyone with questions and concepts

Nikhil’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Rice University - Bachelors, Mechanical Engineer

Hobbies

Sports, movies


Q & A

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

Go through their problems, and try to be patient with them to help them understand.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Teach them basic concepts and then let them try examples on their own.

What is your teaching philosophy?

Patience is vital.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Ensure they understand the concept, and motivate them.

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

Try a different approach until they get it. Maybe give an example first.

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

Go through it with them slowly.

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

Try to find out where they are and go from there.

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

Give fun examples.

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

With a lot of examples, where I go through it by myself and with them as well.

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

Give them easier questions to start off with, so they get them right in the beginning.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

It’s based on if they understand the concept and can do the examples.

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

Different students like different approaches, so it’s based on the student.

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

A paper and pencil.