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Riley

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Tutoring has always been my passion. I have been tutoring kids since I was in High school and in college, I have worked with middle school to college level students. My passion for teaching has come with my little cousins when they would ask me for help and I felt i was giving back as I taught them.
I attended Stuyvesant High School one of the most prestigious high schools in America and am now an Undergraduate student studying CS in SUNY Stony Brook University, a top school in America for STEM. I am working towards a BS in Computer Science.
I have tutored young students all the way from elementary school to high school. I have also worked with many students my age with both tutoring and being a student to know a student's perspective.
I like to tutor math related subjects or computer science because those are the subjects I am most confident in.
My teaching philosophy is teach as if you were being taught.
Outside of tutoring, I love making new friends and networking with people. Getting to know a person is extremely rewarding.

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Riley’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Stony Brook University - Bachelors, Computer Science

Test Scores

SAT Math: 770

SAT Mathematics Level 2: 740

Hobbies

Networking

Tutoring Subjects

Algebra

Algebra 2

AP Computer Science A

Basic Computer Literacy

C

C++

Calculus

College Computer Science

Computer Architecture

Computer Science

Computer Theory

Concurrency

CSS

Elementary School Math

English

ESL/ELL

Essay Editing

Geometry

High School Computer Science

High School English

HTML

Java

Math

Microsoft Office

Middle School Math

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Science

Middle School Writing

Pre-Algebra

Pre-Calculus

SAT Prep

SAT Math

SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 2

SAT Subject Tests Prep

Science

Technology and Computer Science

Test Prep


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

Teach like you would like to be taught.

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

Go over the foundations.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Learn the skills necessary to analyze what needs to be learned and approach materials confidently.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Constant positive reinforcement. Everyone is smart; you just need to believe you are and you can do it.

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

Go over the basics and see where the student is having trouble. Concepts are easier to understand when broken down. So, understanding each step is important.

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

Read with them while asking critical questions to make sure they understand. Yet again, making sure that misunderstandings are attended to.

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

Repetition until the student him or herself is able to do the question and similar questions.

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

Find out something they're passionate about and relate that to the subject they're struggling in.

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

Repetition of information. If the student is able to teach the material, I would believe he has learned the material successfully.

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

Make them teach me, and if they understand everything they just taught, I would believe confidence is there.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

See what strengths they have in a certain subject. I would then reinforce these strengths, and then work on their weaknesses.

How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?

Analyze what they need to work on with a quick assessment to see whatever they need to improve. See if their ability to learn is up to par with the lesson and adjust based on that.

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

Practice questions from possible test banks.


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