I have always had a passion for math and science, as well as excelled in them. I have been told multiple times by my peers that I have a great ability to tutor and I want to take their inspiring words and turn them into actions. I love helping people especially in helping them understand a subject better. I would love to help anyone who is struggling in math and science, it would be a pleasure.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: The University of Texas at San Antonio - Bachelors, Biomedical Engineering
Studying, videogames, sports, working out, music!
10th Grade Math
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ACCUPLACER College-Level Math Prep
CLEP College Mathematics
COMPASS Mathematics Prep
Elementary School Math
High School Chemistry
HSPT Math Prep
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world" -Nelson Mandela We can change the people around us by using our education for good.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Understand the question that they need help with, tutor them on how to answer it, and then ask them to do an example.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Use positive reinforcement, always keep a positive attitude, remind them never to give up, challenge them, teach them that hard work pays off, and don't let mistakes burden you.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Use positive reinforcements, remind them of their goal, and show them how far they've gotten.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Take different approaches to helping them learn, try to use analogies to help them relate to the problem, start from scratch of the problem, and have them explain what they do know.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Give a real world example of the situation; repeatedly repeat what they are not understanding, while explaining along the way.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Working through the steps with them, explaining thoroughly, and repeating important parts of the question.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
Relating the topic to something that they enjoy, and helping them understand the importance of the subject.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
Repetition; have them show you an example once they understand in order to reinforce the criteria; explain step-by-step in order to assure their learning.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
Assure them that the material is less difficult than they think; keep a positive mindset and attitude towards them, even though they might not understand the material completely.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
Ask them what they are struggling in, why they don't understand the subject and show them what you can do in order to assist them.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
Look at the problem from the student's point of view.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
Whiteboard, markers, calculators, paper, eraser, pencil, books, etc.