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Gopal

It is my sincere desire to teach and bring out the best in my students in their tests. My teaching method is very simple, built on patience and is completely stress free for the student to learn. I believe in bringing out the best through the most logical and simple approach to learning. Lets get it done.

Undergraduate Degree:

Indian Institute of Technology - Bachelors, Electrical Engineering

Graduate Degree:

University of Chicago - Masters, Business

GMAT: 730

Running, sports, reading

Business

College Business

College Economics

College Physics

Elementary School Math

High School Business

High School Economics

High School Physics

Macroeconomics

Managerial Accounting

What is your teaching philosophy?

Simple, logical and patient. I believe math, science, and any other subject follow simple rules. If applied patiently and with logic it will produce great results. This can be totally stress-free learning and that is my philosophy.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

By teaching the student that the basic principles are important. They can focus on the key 2-3 principles in each topic and they will become experts in solving problems in that field. The same can be applied to any subject. That is how they become an independent learner.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Making daily progress towards their goals. We will achieve motivation by building on success daily and showing the increase in their scores and test results.

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

Go over the fundamentals carefully and patiently. We cannot rush learning the skills and concepts, that is fundamental to applying it well. The student can take as much time as needed to get it done well.

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

I help train their attention and focus on the task. They should not be stressed, so I will emphasize that it is a simple and easy process, but only requires clear focus. That way they don't get distracted, which improves their comprehension.

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

Having a plan and methodical approach to getting to the results helps a lot. We first discuss what needs to be done, assess current strengths, and have a plan to build towards the results systematically.

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

By focusing on the basics and fundamentals. When they apply the basics well and see great results, they get motivated and excited. It's all about making it simple and showing the results.

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

Going over the concepts and principles, and then taking tests. The best way to be sure is to see that the student is producing improving test scores.

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

By emphasizing the fundamental principles and concepts, then asking them to take tests. Once they begin to apply the principles well and see better results, their confidence will grow.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

By discussing the subject scope for test preparation and going over principles and concepts of the subject. I give the student sample tests and see the scores, which reflect well what the student needs.

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

By slowing down or increasing the speed of learning the basics and applying it to tests. I adapt by understanding how much I have to increase or slow down to best suit the student. If the student is doing great on tests, I increase, otherwise I slow down.

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

I typically use textbooks, sample questions, and tests.

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

I would have introduction conversations, go over the goals and needs of the student, and set up a plan to achieve the results the student desires.