I love teaching and helping others achieve great things in life. I believe more people need more help in more areas of life than we take for granted. I am here for anyone needing help with Math, Physics, Chemistry, and English.
I am very proficient in several subjects and have accelerated to the top. I have completed up to Multi-variable calculus and am proficient in algebra, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, and calculus. I have studied College level physics, as well as, College level chemistry and English.
Saddleback College - Current Undergrad, Mechanical Engineering
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe strongly in making subjects easy and approachable.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Get to know them! Relate with them on their level and understand their unique situation. I then create an action plan for leveraging their success in academics.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
By showing them all of the little tricks top students pick up during their school years. I pass that along and teach them to become self-sustaining. It gets easy after that.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I motivate my students by showing them the value in what they are learning for real world situations. I also explain how school is temporary and soon it will be over. You ONLY have to do this once I tell them, then it's DONE!
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I slow down the pace of expectation for answering questions and I relax the mood and focus on the littlest details of explaining the concept in as simple of a manner as possible.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
I find that getting on the same level as the student and truly seeing it from their perspective is the best way to know exactly what they need to succeed in the courses they are in.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
I normally show the student what they are learning from a real world perspective and how they are building a skill to later make lots of money off of, which is the entire reason for going to school; to make a living.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
I ask the students if they know the material well enough to be perfectly confident in each answer they make on an exam.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
I build a student's confidence in a subject by showing them first how easy subjects and topics can be, and then showing them that anyone can do this by following the simple steps I deliver to them.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
I evaluate a student's needs by their level of understanding in the subject and also their overall grade. The grade can reflect to me a lot of ideas as to the mindset of the student.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
I adapt my tutoring to meet the student's needs by being more serious and stern or less serious and stern. Incorporating more jokes and laughter into each session or making each session more serious. Each student requires different settings in order to focus better.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
The type of materials I use during a session are class notes from the student, the textbook, and also my own notes if it is a class that I have previous notes for.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
I help my students who are struggling with reading comprehension by slowing down the pace of the lesson and allowing them to think without pressure.