A tutor or teacher can offer information or ideas. Cooperation with the student is required for learning to occur.
I have taught in many environments from basketball coach to snowboard instructor. My education is taking me toward becoming a Math teacher. I look forward to the interactions where I can help students engage with the academic material
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: St Olaf - Bachelors, Math
Graduate Degree: University of Colorado Boulder - Current Grad Student, CU teach
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1490
SAT Math: 790
SAT Verbal: 700
College Application Essays
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
Middle School Science
What is your teaching philosophy?
Small goals and recognition of accomplishments are a useful to maintaining motivation.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Learning is rarely independent. We rely on books, teachers, tutors, and the Internet. I believe that the goal is to become a resourceful learner. When a student knows how to seek information, he or she will feel independent and empowered.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
In an initial session, I strive to understand where the student has strengths and weaknesses. This means the tutor must meet the student and understand how the student approaches the subject so that the tutor can work side by side with the student.