I graduated in 2016 from Centre College with a BS in Mathematics and minors in Computer Science and Spanish.
I tend to favor Socratic methods of instruction over lectures, as I feel the involvement of the student is necessary for learning concepts fully, not just rote memorization and regurgitation.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Centre College - Bachelors, Mathematics
SAT Verbal: 750
GRE Quantitative: 166
GRE Verbal: 166
AP Calculus AB: 5
AP Physics B: 4
AP English Literature: 4
AP US History: 5
AP U.S. Government & Politics: 5
Soccer, baseball, reading books, videogames
College Level American History
High School Level American History
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
Sometimes people just need a little nudge in the right direction and a bit more confidence.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I ask for old tests and assignments that went poorly, so that I can see what kinds of questions the teacher likes to ask, and also what the student is struggling with.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
The two real things required for independent learning are curiosity and resources. With free access to Wikipedia, almost everyone has the resources necessary. So all that remains is to inspire the curiosity and to get the student to say, "Now hold a up a second, why does that work like that?"