I'm a Civil Engineering student at California State University, Los Angeles. I've been working with kids for 7 years now in a group setting and one on one tutoring. I enjoy helping others, especially kids because they are our future leaders. I believe every dream can be realized with hard work, dedication, and help from others.
I tend to learn better when a subject is fun and interactive and I've adopted that style into my tutoring style because I know students love to have fun. I love drawing, listening to music, sports, and some video games. I hope to help students get a step closer to their dreams while I continue to pursue mine.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: California State University-Los Angeles - Bachelors, Civil Engineering
Drawing, Sports, Reading, Art, Engineering, Math, Gaming
Q & A
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I can help a student become an independent learner by encouraging them and giving them tools required to learn a particular skill or concept independently.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I'd help a student stay motivated by making learning sessions fun and engaging. Also, a reward system helps as well.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I'd try repeating that skill or concept, try connecting it to real-life example, or try other steps or ways of understanding the skill or concept.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
I help students struggling with reading comprehension by repetition, noting the main ideas and vocabularies, and breaking down the passage.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
I have found fun and engaging strategies to be most successful.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
I'd help a student get excited and engaged with a subject by getting materials to make the sessions fun and interactive knowing most students want to have fun.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
Question and answer, debriefing, role reversal (student becomes tutor and vice versa), and testing.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
Honestly, confidence is built when a student is having fun learning, which makes them want to learning more, or look forward to having more fun while learning, and anxious to show their skill to their friends and/or teachers.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
I evaluate a student's need by studying how they respond to my teaching. Students tend to be more comfortable and engaged when they are getting what they want.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
After studying the student to know their needs or learning style, I prep materials to help me adapt my tutoring to their needs, whether it's something as simple as regrouping, multiplying, or comprehension.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
I typically use worksheets, reading book by grade level, a dictionary, counting blocks, textbook by subject, iPad when necessary, etc.
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy is fun and interactive learning where students gets a chance to have fun while learning.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
In a typical first session, I might focus on introduction, studying the student's needs and/or learning style, helping them be comfortable with me, tutoring using simple and fun materials, and giving them voice.