# Efrain

Certified Tutor

Efrain’s Qualifications

## Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Arizona State University - Current Undergrad, Mathematics (BS)

## Test Scores

ACT Math: 32

## Hobbies

Mathematics (Literally), Piano, Chess, PC Assembly, Video Games (a few), and Pets.

## Tutoring Subjects

Basic Computer Literacy

Business

Business Calculus

Discrete Math

Elementary School Math

College Math

Microsoft Office

PC Basic Computer Skills

Technology and Computer Science

Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

Together, understanding the infinite and its complexities that heavily reside with our crazy world and its cradle we call the universe.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

Introduce myself, and then dive into the general areas of Mathematics which the student is not confident in their ability to proceed on their own.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Repetition of analytic problem solving and common exercises until a satisfactory routine thought process is achieved.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Re-explain in a different manner. The same idea can be reiterated many times and in a much simpler fashion when the student has difficulty catching on.

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

I don't mind reading aloud!

What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?

Politeness and patience.

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

Trivia and facts that are fundamental but not intuitive are cool cases to explore for more insight!

What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?

Drill exercises. Example problems.

How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?

By helping them see that the correct answer can be expressed in a variety of ways.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

Understanding grade level and current subject matter comprehension. Simple small-talk can get us on the right page.

What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?

Pen, pencil, paper, computer and graphics tablet, and possibly a whiteboard.

How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?

By refraining from complicated subject-based vocabulary based on prerequisites of the student.