Hello, My Name is Lexy!
I am going to be a senior at the University of Minnesota -- Twin Cities, studying biology, hoping for a medical degree in the distant future. I have had plenty of experience in science courses as well as many other types of course. A little bit more about me, I absolutely love music and art, really anything artistic I have tried! One of my favorite things to do is play guitar.
I came to Varsity Tutors to help people out with some of the classes that are hard to wrap around, hard to focus on, or just plain hard. I understand that at times it is really difficult to try again and again to get to a solution and never come up right. So I'm here to help out a bit, wherever I can. If you need a different way of looking at the problem, a different way to learn the material, or just someone to help work through it with you. I can provide that kind of help. I am very open to suggestions and hope that I can help you learn what you need to learn in a fun, educational environment!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities - Bachelors, Biology, Society, and the Environment
Science in genera, music, art, biking, swimming, playing instruments, learning is a passion.
What is your teaching philosophy?
Everybody learns in different way and sometimes the way a class is taught just isn't helping some students learn in the best way. There are a ton of different ways to learn and sometimes all a student needs is someone to help show them the best way for them to learn.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Try to establish a baseline of knowledge and the best way to approach the rest of tutoring. As well as get to know them! Tutoring should be fun as well as educational.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
By helping them find the best way to learn. Once their individual learning technique is found, it's easier for them to continue to learn on their own.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Spend more time and focus on that subject, while trying to find a better way to learn that specific material.