I am a current graduate student at Johns Hopkins University studying economics. I am interested in using math and economics to unravel the mysteries that make up our modern world. Professionally I worked as a strategy consultant at Pricewaterhouse Coopers after graduating from Georgetown University
Undergraduate Degree: Georgetown University - Bachelors, Mathematics
Graduate Degree: Johns Hopkins University - Masters, Applied Economics
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What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe that learning should be first and foremost fun and enjoyable. No amount of studying will ever work if a student is not passionate and engaged with the material.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I would gauge their skill level and interest in each subject that was being requested. Then, I would consult with them in regards to their own personal learning style.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Independent learners are students that are interested; the only way we can do that is by making material relevant to their interests.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I would simply remind them of the goals they had set and their accomplishments. Motivations should be intrinsically developed.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I would break it down into digestible pieces of information. The key to tough material is translating the abstract into reality and turning concepts into concrete images.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Reading comprehension is a matter of repetition; the best way is to stray from traditional academic text and find magazines or current affair articles that involve topics that they enjoy.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
I find that finding common interest is the most important part of establishing a strong relationship with my students.