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John

I recently graduated from Boston College with a music major and a chemistry minor. Here, I was a member of the Arts and Sciences Honors Program. Throughout my life, I have possessed a deep affinity for academics, and I love to learn and teach. That is a big reason as to why I am here as a tutor.

I have ample experience as a tutor. I discovered my great love for tutoring my senior year of high school, when I tutored several of my peers in Calculus. I tutored throughout my undergraduate years, earning great praise as a chemistry tutor.

My main approach as a tutor is to slowly ween my students off of my help. I usually begin the session with an example of myself performing a problem, and then I walk my students through the problem. Towards the end of the session, I challenge my students to act as if I'm the student and have them lead me through a problem.

Undergraduate Degree:

Boston College - Bachelors, Pre-medical, Chemistry, Music (Triple Major)

Classical music, exercise

ACCUPLACER Arithmetic Prep

AP Music Theory

College Biology

College Chemistry

College Physics

High School Biology

High School Chemistry

High School Physics

Other

What is your teaching philosophy?

My philosophy is one in which the student understands the material to the point that he/she can teach the material. I often start a tutoring session by completing a homework problem with them, and I narrate my thought process as I go through the problem. Towards the end of the session, once the student gains confidence, I challenge him/her to act as if I'm the student, and narrate their thought process as they tackle a problem. This is the truest way to assess if they understand the material.