### Alexandra

I just graduated in May from the University of Notre Dame (GO IRISH!) with a B.S. in Preprofessional Studies and Psychology. I love math, but I chose a career path that does not require much beyond arithmetic and science-related math. Tutoring keeps math in my life, which is awesome! I also love tutoring because I love to teach. The best part about teaching (besides using math) is the relationships with my students. I have consistently built great relationships with my students to the point where my students and I not only have a special understanding of each other's capabilities and learning/teaching strategies, but also have a lot of fun together.

University of Notre Dame - Bachelors, Preprofessional Studies and Psychology

Elementary School Math

MCAT Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior

What is your teaching philosophy?

Teach the student, not the material. Notice where the student is at. If a student understands something, move on. If a student does not understand something, be patient and do not give up on that student.

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

I usually try to use the first 5-10 minutes to get to know the student, so I can get a general idea of his/her personality, likes and dislikes, and attitudes about learning. I would then spend the session figuring out how best to teach that student, i.e. with drawings, verbal explanations, practice problems, etc.