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Anthony

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I'm a life-long learner that has enjoyed studying different cultures, sciences, and languages. Math and engineering are my favorite subjects.

I'm a financial literacy activist who has created a curriculum for children to develop a love for economics, finance, and math.

Anthony’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Arizona State University - Bachelors, Human Communications

Graduate Degree: Arizona State University - Masters, MBA Supply Chain Management

Hobbies

math, engineering, computer science, kickball, soccer, skateboarding, bike riding,writing, videography, photography

Tutoring Subjects

Algebra

Elementary School Math

Math

Middle School Math

Pre-Algebra


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

My teaching philosophy is conversational. The goal is to discuss the challenge the student is having and to ask good questions. I want the student to feel respected and that failing is on the path to success.

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

Ask the student to describe the challenge they're having. Ask the student what they would like to gain by learning this topic or subject.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Tell them stories and give examples of topics and subjects that I've learned independently. Show them how they can take a complex topic and break it into smaller chunks. This will show that one doesn't have to invest their entire life into a subject. It will also show that one may stop one subject and learn something else if the original subject doesn't provide the interest to maintain their attention.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Tell them it's okay to take breaks and that breaks can help with learning. Introduce them to the Pomodoro technique, 25 minutes of focus with 5 minutes of play.