I have a passion for math which was evident from a very young age. Since when I was 4 I've loved numbers and as i advanced in age my knowledge expanded and my passion grew.
I am pursuing a Mechanical Engineering degree at the moment at Valencia College.
I have had the opportunity to help students in after school Math sessions where I developed a love for teaching and a joy in seeing and being part of others' success, this is what motivates me to keep going.
I teach Algebra, trigonometry, Geometry, Calculus and one of my favourites-- preparing for the ACT. This is because it encompasses of various different topics that are needed and teaches you a good skill of managing your time in tests.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Valencia community college - Current Undergrad, Engineer
Graduate Degree: University of Central Florida - Masters, Engineer
Love sport, enjoy playing the guitar, rap, outdoor/adventurous activities.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
First, get to know the student and help them discover their most effective way of learning. Then, tailor your lessons to match their needs.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
What I have found most effective is a lot of practice with the help of visual and hands on methods.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
By encouraging them and complimenting them when they succeed. But, when you have to, use constructive criticism to help them battle problems.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
First, get to know their best way of learning, and then tailor your lessons to match that.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I'd try to explain it the best I can, and if they still don't get it, then I'd try a different method which is altered to match their learning techniques.
What is your teaching philosophy?
Really understand the student's strengths and weaknesses. From that going forward, I'm helping them not only to become a better at the subject, but also at things like time management.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I'd get to know the student: likes, dislikes, and hobbies. I'd try to figure out the most effective strategy to excel.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Well, first find out what the best way they learn is, and then develop learning methods, e.g. doing a lot of practice questions and giving them some to work on when I'm not around.