Hi! I'm a current student at the University of Central Florida and I love to tutor passionate students in a variety of subjects. I've taken and passed 15 AP exams in high school, and I've taken several courses at UCF that I could tutor as well.
Undergraduate Degree: University of Central Florida - Current Undergrad, Computer Science
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1480
SAT Math: 770
SAT Verbal: 700
Computer Science! I love programming and building little things. I'm a casual video game player.
AP Computer Science A
AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
AP Physics C: Mechanics
College Computer Science
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Florida EOC Assessment Prep
High School Biology
High School Computer Science
High School English
High School Physics
Mac Basic Computer Skills
SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 1
SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 2
SAT Subject Tests Prep
Technology and Coding
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I think the most important part of tutoring is mutual understanding. It's always frustrating to have a tutor that goes too quickly through a concept you don't understand. Likewise, it's not very beneficial for a tutor to waste time on a subject you already have to a good grasp on. Getting to know the student and allowing a student to be able to speak up about what he/she does and does not know would be a goal of my first session.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
A problem I see with many students is that they know that they are stuck, but they have trouble pinpointing where exactly to start. I think the Internet has fantastic resources to supplement learning for students in almost any subject. In order to become an effective independent learner, students must be able to draw connections between multiple concepts that build upon each other and see how one example problem can be applied to other exercises.