My experience as a high school teacher gives me insight into how teachers think. In addition to helping students learn the material itself, I help them manage teacher expectations (which unfortunately are often not properly communicated to students).
Additionally, I recognize that learning is more than memorization. I have training and experience in educational techniques that teach students valuable problem-solving skills. These research-based strategies help simplify complex problems and give students the skills to succeed even when they don't have someone to guide them.
Washington University in St Louis - Bachelors, Biology, Anthropology
SAT Composite: 2210
SAT Math: 800
SAT Verbal: 750
GRE Quantitative: 168
GRE Verbal: 170
SAT Mathematics Level 2: 800
SAT Subject Test in Biology E/M: 800
SAT Subject Test in Chemistry: 770
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What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe in guiding students to solve problems themselves. That way, students can take ownership of their work and can succeed even when I'm not there to help them.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
The first thing I would do is get to know the student and (if applicable) his or her parents. Before we would start working with the class material or test prep, I would ask about what the student's goals are for the tutoring process. This way, the student and I could figure out the best way for us to work together to accomplish his or her goals.