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Amal

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I am a Junior at UC Irvine majoring in Biological Sciences and have been tutoring students in science and math for over 4 years. Over the years, I have taught students using various learning modalities, catering to their specific needs. Prior to tutoring any student, I gauge their level of understanding, goals, and learning style preferences. This stepwise approach has been very helpful in achieving success with my students and I look forward to helping more students achieve their goals!

Amal’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Irvine - Current Undergrad, Biological Sciences

Hobbies

Running, hiking, tennis, swimming

Tutoring Subjects

Algebra

AP Biology

Biology

Chemistry

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing

English

English Grammar and Syntax

Finite Mathematics

High School Biology

Math

Middle School Math

Middle School Reading

Pre-Algebra

Science


Q & A

How would you help a student stay motivated?

By approaching the subject matter using different modalities until he or she understands it; this will motivate the student that they are understanding the material.

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

I would approach the subject using different modalities until the successfully understood the content.

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

I would start with easier readings and gradually increase the difficulty level.

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

By assessing their strengths and weaknesses, and asking them which learning style they learn most efficiently.

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

Asking them questions and having them teach me gets students engaged.

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

I would have them recite the information and teach it to me as if I had no understanding of the material.

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

By providing them with positive reinforcement and never discouraging them from trying.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

I would assess their strengths and weaknesses, and then come up with a plan to overcome the weaknesses.

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

By catering to their specific needs and learning styles preferences, I can adapt to each student's needs.

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

I use textbooks, examples (drawings, props, or videos), and questions.

What is your teaching philosophy?

Every student is capable of succeeding; it's just a matter of finding that student's ideal teaching method.

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

Ask them what areas they feel strong in and what areas they don't, and assessing both.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

By providing them with specific independent schedules and resources to ensure autonomy.