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Engida

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I am the kind of person who believe in the vitality of Education. Education is a tool that can make us to be a full human. And the taste and flavor of education has to be deep rooted during our Infant elementary school or High school. in the track of our learning Journey Mathematics played a great goal. Mathematics is a subject by it's own but found in every subjects and in our daily routine applications as a tool. in my assumption a student who is loving Mathematics and eager to know it are the ones who surly succeeded in this Journey. I am always keen and interested to bring this positive Attitude for those don't have before ,and to assist those who have it before , keep it longer.

Engida’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Addis Ababa University Ethiopia - Bachelors, Maths

Hobbies

My Hobbies are reading (specially in Maths and Computer areas), I love reading Bible. I also read about other news papers , do exercises . My Interests are watching soccer, caring for family, shopping etc


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

My teaching philosophy lies on the following two basic pillars: 1) Making someone love Mathematics in particular, and loving sciences in general, and making someone eager to learn. 2) Motivating students to participate actively in learning and assisting them in doing so. I don't believe in traditionally teaching saying everything to the student and solving every question to them to make them simply happy; this makes them dependent.

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

Introducing myself try to make clearly visible who I am, and inviting my student/s to clearly present themselves to me, once that confidence comes. I try to understand their level of math.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

That is my ultimate goal right from the first day. I will motivate and try to convince students to clearly understand what the problem they are reading about is and invite them again and again by assisting with some explanation so that they try it. Doing it together, and then solely letting them try...repeating this action would help.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

Try to understand which area or which specific concept she/he has a problem with or if it is a general learning phobia. A close interaction with parents and/or regular teachers would help me to know more about the student.

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

Though I am not master in teaching this, I will try to research about and communicate with her/his English teacher to know more about and assist student.

What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?

Having a full confidence of me from the student. Once a student knows that I am there with him to make a difference and once I make the time valuable in her/his side, things are easy.

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

I have to try all possible means to boost the confidence by using my technique of assisting (for which I am proud of).

What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?

Simple oral questions, some quizzes, some homework, and some assignments, on but with a close follow up how she/he did.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

As I mentioned earlier, I have to develop various measurement techniques. From each and every part from what he expects to know, I would prepare quizzes, tests, exams, and based on the results, I will review and redo assistance on the parts where she/he hadn't scored well.

What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?

Student textbook and supporting materials from various sources, including web browser and my experience and expertise.