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Manuel

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I am a PhD Candidate at the University of Miami with an MS in Public Health. As a graduate student, I have functioned as a teaching assistant for multiple statistics courses and tutored graduate students in standardized tests. Before that, I tutored students from middle school to college-level in a number of subjects. Through my experience, I have learned the importance of being patient, understanding the needs of the student fully before diving into tutoring and having fun while learning.

Manuel’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Wesleyan University - Bachelors, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

Graduate Degree: University of Miami - Masters, Public Health

Hobbies

Outdoor activities, spending time with family/friends, games/boardgames.

Tutoring Subjects

ACCUPLACER Arithmetic Prep

ACCUPLACER College-Level Math Prep

ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra Prep

ACT Math

Algebra

Algebra 2

College Algebra

Geometry

Math

Middle School Math

Pre-Algebra

Pre-Calculus

PSAT Prep

SAT Prep

SAT Math

SAT Mathematics

Summer

Test Prep


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

My teaching philosophy depends heavily on the academic goals, learning style and motivation level of the student. Assessing these factors helps me determine how to best approach a tutoring session, so it is best tailored to maximizing the student's ability to succeed.

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

When tutoring someone for the first time, I take a holistic approach in understanding the student's needs and abilities to identify best methods to address areas of improvement. I like to learn about the student's previous academic experience, such as performance and perceptions about their abilities.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I can help a student to learn independently by not only providing instruction in content area knowledge, but also in contextualizing the importance of learning the material and providing positive reinforcement.