Hi, my name is Alex and I am a current Senior at the University of Illinois. I am studying Finance in the College of Business, which has recently been ranked the 6th best Finance program in the nation. I am from Arlington Heights, Illinois, and attended High School in District 214, which ranks as one of the best districts in the state. I am very personable and caring and will make sure my students truly understand the material that I teach.
In my free time, I enjoy exercising, reading, and watching sports. I am a big fan of College Basketball and European Soccer.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Current Undergrad, Finance
basketball, soccer, reading, Shark Tank, triathlons
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
To be patient and careful in teaching so that students are able to truly understand the material.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Get to know one another and figure out how the student best learns. Also, begin to develop a personal connection with the student so he/she feels comfortable with me.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
By showing the student how gaining the knowledge in the subject will pay off in the future.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I figure out a different way to teach it until he/she understands!
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
I dissect the material and slowly build up teaching each concept until the overall concept can be understood.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
Asking the student to teach me the material. If you can teach it, you know it!
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
I use positive encouragement.