I am currently a pre-candidate in a chemistry doctoral program at the Univeristy of Michigan, receiving my Bachelor's of Science in chemistry from Truman State University. Having completed many science and math courses in my academic career, I understand how daunting such courses can be. With that in mind, I make it a personal goal to provide students that I instruct with tools to help them understand complex material and to also personalize material so that they are engaged in the subject matter (especially in the areas of math and science). Each student has a different learning style and it is important to help students find theirs so that they may become confident and, more importantly, independent. It is my belief that good tutors "teach themselves out of a job" as we should help students learn how to tackle hard concepts with their own skill-set and in so-doing students become less reliant on tutors. I have tutored for 3 years at the undergraduate level and taught swimming lessons for ages 3-18 for 7 years. Through these experiences I have garnered an immense passion for assisting others and I cannot wait to continue with this passion with you!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Truman State University - Bachelors, Chemistry
ACT Composite: 32
ACT Math: 30
ACT Reading: 35
ACT Science: 35
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What is your teaching philosophy?
Try various activities. Try having them read it aloud. Try having them explain it back to you the way they understand--bridge the disconnect. Use visuals such as drawings or acting it out. Develop mnemonics or personal heuristics for the student. Make the information personal or relevant for the student. There are many ways to learn a difficult skill or concept, but it all stems from the student's learning style.