I am going into my sophomore year at UW Madison. I am planning on majoring in business or statistics. I have been working my kids my whole life from either babysitting, nannying, or being a camp counselor. I have worked with a variety of ages and I am extremely enthusiastic. Some more background about me is that I'm from a suburb of Chicago and I'm a hard core Blackhawks fan. I love lacrosse and field hockey. I played both of them since high school and play on the club field hockey team in Madison. I am a HUGE pet lover as I have a dog of my own.
I tutor mathematics for all levels up to Calculus. I have always enjoyed math since I was in elementary school and I love helping others out. One of the best feelings in the world is seeing a student finally understand a subject or a concept after a lot of hard work. I believe anything is possible with some patience. I absolutely live by the phrase slow and steady wins the race. I will make sure every student I work with will understand every subject down to the tee, no matter how long it takes. I love to get to know my students and look forward to meeting everyone I work with!
Undergraduate Degree: UW Madison - Current Undergrad, Business
Loves math!! Also plays field hockey and lacrosse. HUGE dog lover.
What is your teaching philosophy?
Patience, friendliness, and understanding is key.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Icebreakers!!! I would love to get to know the student so we could form a relationship. It is important that the student is comfortable talking with you so they can open up about subjects they have difficulty in.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I try to have them solve problems on their own first. I motivate them to keep trying even if the problem is tough. I try to teach students to not get discouraged at first when they see a difficult problem. I teach them to break it down and problem solve.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I would keep assuring them that they can do it. I would explain they have to work hard to understand something, but once they got it, the subject would be easy from then on.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I would keep doing practice problems based on the concept. I would try to explain in different ways, maybe do some visual learning, too.