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!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Irvine - Current Undergrad, Biological Sciences
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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.