My name is Dilara. I am Certified Mathematics Teacher with K-12 Grades Math endorsement in IL. I have been teaching Math for 12 years. I have both classroom teaching and one to one tutoring experiences with 6-12 Grades students. My favorite subjects are Pre-Algebra, Algebra1-2, Advanced Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Trigonometry, Calculus, Trigonometry and Geometry. I tutor all different age group of students. I have students from 5th Grades through College students, honor students and students who have ADD and ADHD. My academic backround includes Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics and Master's Degree in Mathematics Education. I have strong command of Math knowledge and fun ways of Math teaching. I would like to help you with your assignments and exam review packages, improving your school grades, boosting your Math confidence, preparing SAT and ACT tests.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Hacettepe University - Bachelors, Mathematics
Graduate Degree: Balikesir University - Masters, Mathematics Education
SAT Math: 790
Besides tutoring I like playing volleyball, travelling , swimming and trying different restaurants.
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
Most of my students are not successful in math topics because of their mathematics fear. Because of this, my teaching philosophy starts with breaking this math fear and boosting the student's math confidence. I believe if students like math, they will be successful in math. I use fun math teaching techniques and my good communication skills to help them like math. I like to use funny math videos to improve their understanding and get their attention. Also, I believe that every child is a unique individual who has wonderful potential on their own pace. As a math tutor, I create for my students a caring, secure, and stimulating atmosphere to show them their potential. My teacher role is to guide them by providing access to information rather than acting as the primary source of information.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
In my first session, after introducing myself, I like to start looking together at the topics he/she needs improvement in. I ask about her weak areas on the subject, then review the weak areas. I use lecturing, showing math videos, talking about reasoning, proofing, and creating fun stories for memorizing tough math formulas. After that, we can practice exercises together from her text book/source. In the first session of tutoring, I can see her pace and set my pace to her pace. At the last 5 minutes of the session, I ask 3-5 questions related to the subject we studied to make sure she understood the subject. After we are done with tutoring, we can set his/her goals for this subject.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
My students have active roles in my tutoring sessions. After I teach a concept, I let my students try to solve problems. I encourage them for their every single afford. My role is to guide them for reaching their goals, not solving all problems for them. This way they become independent learners.