# Kyle

Certified Tutor

Kyle’s Qualifications

## Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Los Angeles - Bachelors, Mathematics

## Hobbies

Guitar, Soccer, Math, Logic Puzzles and Games.

## Tutoring Subjects

College Biology

College Physics

Discrete Math

Elementary School Math

High School Biology

High School Chemistry

High School Physics

Homework Support

IB Further Mathematics

IB Mathematical Studies

IB Mathematics

Middle School Science

Summer

Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I sincerely believe that anyone can excel in an academic setting. Patience and determination can always bypass natural aptitude. My students and I work as a team with the goal of their mastery of the subject at hand.

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

The first session I like to get to know my student. We'll talk about what the student feels they need to work on, we'll discuss their goals, and we'll try to figure out what student/tutor dynamic will be the most successful for them. This usually takes about twenty minutes, and I believe it to be vital for maximizing the effectiveness of upcoming sessions. We'll then dive into the coursework, allowing us to identify the specific areas where the student may be struggling. With all this in mind, at the end of the session, we will come up with a plan together for upcoming sessions. This involves choosing topics we want to cover, estimating how long each of these will take, and taking into account upcoming tests or quizzes with review sessions.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

The best way to help a student become an independent learner is to provoke genuine interest in the subject. It provides them with internal motivation to actively pursue an understanding of the subject. There are several concrete ways to accomplish this. Providing applications of the subject to the real world can be an excellent way to inspire interest. The examples have to be real and interesting, not just contrived examples like those often found in a textbook. Another way is to encourage collaborative learning. I would also give the student a small assignment and encourage them to work on it with their friends.