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Joel

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I am a Mechanical Engineering student at Georgia Tech and have already completed a degree in Electronic-Electricity at the University Hassan Ist (in Morocco).
I love science, and am hugely passionate about teaching it.

Being a student myself, I can say that I'm aware of how hard and frustrating it can be to learn certain subjects/concepts, and having gone through most of them, I believe that I can always come up with ideas to help one get past through the struggle.

Moreover, I have tutored for more than 3 years in several STEM related fields.

My motto: Simply listening to the students' needs as well as offering step-by-step guidance, in addition to patience.

I have hours outside of the availability posted, and I'm willing to discuss it anytime.

Joel’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus - Bachelors, Mechanical Engineering

Hobbies

Soccer, Basket-Ball, Travelling, Foreign Languages, Reading, History, Philosophy, etc.

Tutoring Subjects

Algebra

Algebra 2

C

Calculus

Chemistry

College Algebra

College Chemistry

College Physics

Engineering

French

French 1

French 2

Geometry

High School Physics

Languages

Math

Mathematica

MATLAB

Mechanical Engineering

Physics

Pre-Algebra

Pre-Calculus

Science

Statics and Dynamics

Technology and Computer Science

Trigonometry


Q & A

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

Ask questions about themselves, and try to understand what type of learner they are. Also, gauge their level of knowledge and, more importantly, their level of self-confidence.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Challenging the student more often by pushing him to do some research from time to time is a big plus in the learning process.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Remarks come later in the learning process. By starting to congratulate a student on what he knows and master better, I feel like it'll push them to do better in subjects they are not particularly good at.

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

Change the method used. Some concepts require a more visual method while some others require graphs, etc.

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

Most of the time, I get them to conceptualize what they are reading and write them down such that it makes sense. As long as you're able to understand what a problem is giving and asking, you always have an idea on how to go about it.

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

Revision and random questions here and there help to make sure a student has mastered a concept. Also, changing the aspect of the question from what was used in the learning process might help as well.

How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?

Encouragement. I believe that through hard work, anybody can learn and master any subject.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

By asking direct questions about the subject and trying to figure out what the student knows first. What he doesn't know and needs will come from there.

What is your teaching philosophy?

The first session is usually a good round of observation where I take a lot of information about the student's learning capabilities. Then, with practice, it gets easier.

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

I like to get to know what the student knows first. From there, it's easier to assess what's lacking and, more importantly, easier to come up with techniques/styles that can click with the knowledge that the student already has.