My name is Steven and I'm a fun loving college student with a passion for math and helping others understand it.
I have experience tutoring kids of all ages and make an extra effort to get to know each student individually in order to be most effective in helping them learn. I myself am a lover of learning and am willing to learn anything new in order to help out a student. I am currently studying to receive a degree in electrical engineering but have completed math courses up to Calculus III, with a 4.0 GPA. I'm willing to help students of all ages and backgrounds no matter what the difficulties!
Q & A
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Make learning fun and keep them engaged! Active learning is one of the best strategies, so I like to provide visuals and materials to best teach concepts.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Walk them through it slowly and try a different strategy each time, trying to find a way to relate the concept into the real world.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
I find visuals to be very helpful. I also like to keep the student engaged and interested, showing them how math can be practical, even to their daily lives!
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
Take small steps in the right direction, celebrate those victories, and reinforce their effort!
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
Comprehension checks throughout a session help keep a student engaged and ensure that a concept is being understood.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
By showing them that they are more than capable of anything they put their mind to and by making the subject more enjoyable.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
I look for recurring problems and struggles, and provide feedback based on those struggles.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
I get to know the student and ask them how they feel they learn best. I also ask parents for advice or strategies that have worked in the past.
What is your teaching philosophy?
I teach with the goal of not only providing answers to math questions but also providing an understanding of mathematical concepts in order to equip the student to independent learning.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Get to know them! I like to personally know each of my students and their interests so that I can find a way to integrate that into future sessions.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
By providing them with tools and techniques, such as note taking, in order to nurture an understanding of concepts rather than just memorization of methods.