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Tyler

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I am a recently graduated Masters of Science in Environmental Conservation. I see myself as a young scientist interested in helping students learn and get excited about new topics in math and science.

There are so many new discoveries, and questions to ask about the world we live in, I hope I can help students learn the tools to begin asking and answering the research questions of tomorrow.

Tyler’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Massachusetts Amherst - Bachelors, Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation

Graduate Degree: University of Massachusetts Amherst - Masters, Environmental Conservation

Hobbies

Rock climbing, ice climbing, motorcycling, car restoration, travel, coffee


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I see myself as a student and a teacher who excels by doing. Through experiential learning, I think students are more apt to pick up difficult and abstract topics.

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

With new students, I like to introduce myself, get to know each other, share a bit of our backgrounds, and begin to understand what it is that the student hopes to achieve in tutoring sessions.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I think students are most able to become independent learners through engaging problems with tutors, and then using the tools they learned in a tutoring session to attempt new problems on their own.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I think connecting with students about shared interests, popular culture, and the relevancy of their work to today's needs helps the most with motivation.