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.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Boston College - Bachelors, Pre-medical, Chemistry, Music (Triple Major)
Classical music, exercise
ACCUPLACER Arithmetic Prep
AP Music Theory
High School Biology
High School Chemistry
High School Physics
Q & A
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.