Hi! My name is Saddmun and I am a recent graduate at Cornell and I would love to be your tutor! I have experience with all types of subjects and can tailor the experience to your specific needs!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Cornell University - Bachelors, Chemical Engineering
Graduate Degree: Cornell University - Masters, Chemical Engineering
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1510
Lifting, cooking, dancing, and learning new things, meeting new people!
AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
AP Physics C: Mechanics
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
High School Accounting
High School Business
High School Chemistry
High School Economics
High School Physics
SAT Subject Tests Prep
What is your teaching philosophy?
I always believe in learning by doing. After we go through any concepts, I'll try my best to reach out and give you problems, which will help me assess your level of understanding. Practice makes perfect!
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Typically, I will gauge the student's understanding of the material as well as address any particular questions they have. This will help me best gauge where to focus next.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Part of the process is to learn about what "tips and tricks" work to learn the material better and faster. I'll be passing on the tricks that have helped me with each student I tutor in our sessions.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I would tell them about how much their work now pays off in the future. Nothing is as motivating as the promise of future success.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
I would recommend finding books that are fun for them! Nothing helps as much as voluntary engagement. Also, I would make recommendations based on their reading level.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Getting a good understanding of where they are at in the beginning does wonders because it helps you plan each step along the way without losing the student in the first place.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
I would tell them the practical implications of the subject. Once students see how it has an impact on their lives, they often get intrinsically motivated.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
I would ask them to explain it back to me or tackle some new questions/problems. I think this is the best way to make sure students understand what is going on.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
By slowly giving them problems that they can tackle with the amount of knowledge that they have currently. Built up levels show them that they can handle harder and harder problems progressively.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
I would begin by sampling with some test questions. This will help me understand how they think, how they approach these problems, and also what they need to work on.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
It really depends on a student's learning style. Depending on their style, I can alter how I speak, what I focus on, and what types of questions get asked to help the student.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
Typically, I will pull relevant online resources as well as material from the text and practice questions.