Mathematics is the key science to understand many sciences. It helps you be a critical thinker and challenges your mind.
Undergraduate Degree: Hashemite University - Bachelors, Math
Graduate Degree: Portland State University - PHD, Applied Mathematics
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics
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What is your teaching philosophy?
I do my best to make the math concepts as simple as possible.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I have to know what level my student is at so I can design my plan specifically for him/her.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I explain all concepts and provide enough examples. I assign exercises to my students to solve. I provide them with their detailed key answers so they can solve (without looking at the answers), check, and learn from their mistakes.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I have to know what my student's future plan is and what her/his major is. I can tell them how this course is important for their success and how they are might be affected negatively by not mastering it.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I explain the skill or concept from different points of view and provide a lot of examples to make it as easy as possible.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
There are key words in math. It is like a math special language. I keep focusing on these words through the course.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
My sessions are always interactive, and I keep asking my students questions to make sure that they are on track.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
I explain the concepts in a way where the student feels that he/she is the one who brought them up.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
I have to watch my student solving questions in front of me. Also, I assign homework and grade it to provide my student with feedback.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
By letting her/him solve questions themselves without my help. That comes after making sure that they have reached that level.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
I ask my student about the next step in solving any question. Also, I keep asking why we are doing this and what their goals are, etc.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
Some students need more examples and exercises than others. If my student still commits mistakes while solving exercises, I provide them with feedback and provide more examples.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
I get my material from at least two books talking about the subject. I choose different exercises from these books.