"Any fool can know. The point is to understand."
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: St Johns University - Bachelors, Biology, General
ACT Composite: 31
ACT English: 33
ACT Math: 30
ACT Reading: 31
ACT Science: 31
AP Calculus AB: 5
AP Physics B: 5
AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism: 4
AP English Literature: 4
AP English Language: 4
AP World History: 5
My interests include: Playing and officiating hockey, Building computers, Working out, Crochet, Acapella, and Reading
Basic Computer Literacy
CLEP College Algebra
Elementary School Math
Technology and Computer Science
What is your teaching philosophy?
To date, I have found that it is best to view tutoring as a team endeavor. I am a player on a student's team with the goal of academic success and increased intellectual understanding. This outcome is impossible without getting down to the student's level, utilizing age appropriate vocabulary, providing constructive criticism, and establishing their baseline. I have found that reviewing a student's past work can provide me a quick glimpse into their tendencies and trends and may help to expedite their tutoring experience. I have also found that students who seek to succeed, more often do so than those who are forced to partake in tutoring sessions by their parents or guardians. Towards this end, I seek to converse with a student honestly about their motivation to pursue tutoring services and act accordingly. An unmotivated student may require some help to see how their goals in life actually do require successful completion and understanding of a particular subject. A motivated student may require support to overcome the obstacle that is holding them back, or the guidance necessary to achieve their desired aims.