I am a Math, Chemistry and Physics tutor with 22 years' experience teaching face to face. I enjoy online tutoring, and sharing my knowledge with a wide range of students from middle school to high school. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Physics from the University of the Virgin Islands, where I tutored Math, Chemistry and Physics.
I also have a Master's degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Case Western Reserve University. I am able to use my training in Engineering to break down Math concepts into easy to understand parts.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of the Virgin Islands - Bachelors, Chemistry with Physics
Graduate Degree: Case Western Reserve University - Masters, Materials Engineering
10th Grade Math
11th Grade Math
12th Grade Math
3rd Grade Math
3rd Grade Science
4th Grade Math
4th Grade Science
5th Grade Math
5th Grade Science
6th Grade Math
6th Grade Science
7th Grade Math
7th Grade Science
8th Grade Math
8th Grade Science
9th Grade Math
ACCUPLACER Arithmetic Prep
ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra Prep
ACCUPLACER ESL Prep
CLEP College Algebra
CLEP College Mathematics
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Science
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
Take time to understand the student's question, break down the answer step by step and guide students to the correct answer with positive feedback and praise. Practice many examples until the student grasps the concepts.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Introduce myself and ask them what are they working on today. Then ask the student if they know how to start, let them begin and guide them along the way.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
By asking them what previous knowledge they have and if they have done similar questions before. Give them problem sets to start on their own guide along with positive feedback.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
By encouraging them with positive feedback and praise such as, "Great job", "You can do it," and the use of smiley faces.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
After asking them to start I can show them a similar process for solving and guide them along the way. Explain any concepts they had difficulty with as to how to do the correct steps.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Go through each sentence line by line, explain what each sentence means, then at the end of each paragraph ask them to summarize what it means and give feedback if their comprehension is correct.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Ask the student what they know and if they have done the questions before. Guide the student along the way, answer any questions they have during the process, and provide feedback and check for accuracy.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
By using positive encouragement, praising any correct attempt by the student, using smiley faces and providing constant feedback.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
Ask questions during the process, answering questions, then double-checking by asking similar questions and letting the student answer independently.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
Positive feedback and encouragement. Use lots of examples until the student grasps the concept.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
Using probing questions to assess what prior knowledge they have and how comfortable they are at handling various questions. Providing encouragement.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
Paying keen attention to competency level. If a student is weak, use more guidance. If stronger, let them answer freely. In all cases, feedback is provided.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
Online resources, calculator, whiteboard, drawing tools, graphing tools.