# Madeline

Certified Tutor

Madeline’s Qualifications

## Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Denver - Bachelors, Mathematics

Graduate Degree: University of Denver - Masters, Business Statistics

## Test Scores

ACT Composite: 35

ACT English: 35

ACT Math: 32

ACT Reading: 36

ACT Science: 36

GRE Verbal: 163

## Hobbies

Books, movies, travel, zumba enthusiast

## Tutoring Subjects

Elementary School Math

Other

Summer

Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I'm really excited about learning, and I like to bring that to my tutoring sessions. Calculus or ancient Egyptian mythology might not be the thing you devote your life to, but all learning has value and adds to our world view. It is my hope that my students leave our sessions with a solid foundational understanding that allows them to be more engaged with the subject and prompts at least one lingering question needing further discovery.

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

First off, we need to do a bit of the inane getting-to-know-you chatter. We're going to be working pretty closely together, so we need to establish some basic trust and knowledge about each other. After that, I like to dive right in. I find the sessions are more engaging on both sides if we continue to ask questions about each other as we go along and incorporate it into what we are learning.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

We can run through a million example problems, but at some point the student needs to take the training wheels off and try something solo. At that point, they solve the problem or write the essay. Then we check and discuss it together. This gives students the confidence to work independently.