I began my tutoring experience by tutoring my friends and acquaintances in high school. After I began college, I became a study session leader and had sessions in both calculus and physics. After my first year of college, I worked with a program in San Jose and helped make sure seventh graders were up to par for their next year of math. Since then, I have taught both Calculus and Pre-Calculus workshops at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo - Bachelors, Electrical Engineering
Outside of tutoring, I enjoy playing, creating, and listening to music. I also enjoy hanging out with friends, hiking, and watching TV and movies.
Q & A
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
I have found that really getting to the core of how a student learns helps the tutoring sessions start strong. Once that is out of the way, all that's left is the tutoring rather than complications and struggles with learning styles.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
I use all of the resources that are available to me. That includes using the bamboo tablet I have that allows me to write on the screen, as well as using the internet to find other examples of a problem.
What is your teaching philosophy?
My general teaching philosophy is that 'the more you know, the more the world opens up.' Basically, the more you learn, the more you will enjoy/understand the world. I attempt to give the student a holistic view of the subject.