# JaRod

Certified Tutor

## Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Texas Tech University - Current Undergrad, Mechanical Engineering

## Hobbies

Video Games, Model airplanes, Flying, Sports, Staying FIt, Cars, Cooking, Mentoring, Comuinty Service

## Tutoring Subjects

Applied Mathematics

Engineering

GED Math

High School Physics

IB Mathematics

Mechanical Engineering

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Office

Middle School Science

Statics and Dynamics

Structural Engineering

Technology and Computer Science

Thermodynamics

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

Introduce myself, and say a funny joke.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

By allowing them to teach me, with my guidance.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

By asking them to do examples through my sessions.

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

Switch to a different learning method, either it's on a whiteboard, or video examples.

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

By having them read it out loud and retell the story in their own words.

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

Hands on work.

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

By giving them the confidence that they can solve any problem by learning how to do it, vs knowing the answer.

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

Have them create problems, and teach me how to do it.

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

By starting with easy problems, and saying they are hard problems one session, and the next session switch it up and say the hard problems are the easy ones.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

Allowing them to teach me/show me what they know already and what they need improvement in.

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

By using different engagement methods, either face to face, whiteboard, or self teaching.

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

Whiteboard mostly, and calculator.

What is your teaching philosophy?

The lesson isn't over until you can apply it to life.