I was inspired to become a tutor because I enjoy helping others and it gives me satisfaction when I see the students improve academically and it lets me know that I am doing my job.
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
Motivating students and adapting to their personality is important. Each student learns differently than others.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I would solve one or two problems for them. Then I would give them the same type of problem but with different numbers.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I would give them feedback on their progress when they solve problems, and I would encourage them to keep on practicing.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I motivate students by commenting on their approaches towards the problems given to them. If they solve them correctly I would encourage them, and if they get them wrong I would tell them that I believe they can do better.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I would give them examples that relate to their interests and hobbies.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
In order for students to improve their comprehension they need to choose the books that best suit their personality.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
I like providing examples that relate to their hobbies. I also enjoy giving real-life examples, which have been proven to help students learn at a faster rate.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
Each student varies from one another. If they dislike the subject that I'm tutoring I would provide examples in which it relates to their interests and then use them in the problem to get them engaged.