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Agnes

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Hi, my name is Agnes and I'm a first-year undergrad majoring in Computer Science and Engineering at UC Irvine.

I tutor for a range of subjects, such as algebra, calculus, physics, Japanese, middle-high school level writing, and ACT.

I love working with other people and being able to help someone accomplish their goals is an amazing thing to do. I hope you will allow me to help you achieve your goals.

What I hope to accomplish from being a tutor is the ability to make a difference in a student's educational career. I will make sure that anyone who I work with can gain something from their experience, and I hope to continue to grow and develop as a result of that as well. Thank you for reading this and I hope to hear from you soon!

Agnes’ Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Irvine - Current Undergrad, Computer Science and Engineering

Test Scores

ACT Composite: 34

ACT English: 34

ACT Math: 34

ACT Reading: 33

ACT Science: 33

AP Calculus BC: 5

AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism: 5

AP English Language: 4

AP US History: 5

AP Japanese Language and Culture: 5

AP Microeconomics: 4

AP Computer Science A: 5

AP U.S. Government & Politics: 5

Hobbies

Softball, drawing, reading, eating, sleeping, watching tv shows, cooking, shopping

Tutoring Subjects

ACT Math

Algebra

American Literature

AP Calculus BC

AP Computer Science A

AP Japanese Language and Culture

AP Physics 1

AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

AP Physics C: Mechanics

AP U.S. Government & Politics

AP US History

College Algebra

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing

English

ESL/ELL

Essay Editing

Foreign Language

Geometry

High School English

High School Level American Literature

High School Physics

High School Writing

Japanese

Java

Languages

Math

Middle School Math

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Writing

Physics

Pre-Algebra

Python

SAT Subject Test in Physics

SAT Subject Tests Prep

Science

Social studies

Technology and Computer Science

Test Prep

Trigonometry


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

Understanding how a student learns is very important, because that way you know how to approach the solution for a problem. By changing my approach for each student based on their style and personality, their improvement becomes more prominent.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Making them feel like their accomplishments truly matter, maybe giving small rewards, etc.

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

Practice!! I would go through a variety of texts with them and just practice understanding passages.

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

Understanding how a student learns is very important, because that way you know how to approach the solution for a problem. By changing my approach for each student based on their style and personality, their improvement becomes more prominent.

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

I would try to come up with examples that are of interest to the student that are relevant and key aspects of the subject they're struggling in. For example, if a student is struggling in Japanese, I could give them entertaining yet informative videos to watch, as that could improve their listening comprehension skills.

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

I give small quizzes every time the student learns something new. For example, if I teach a student about the u-substitution rule for integrals, I would give them a short 1-2 question quiz on integrals focusing on that aspect.

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

By not making their mistakes seem like a put down. Everybody fails and makes mistakes, and I hope to try to make them realize that it's an essential part of learning, and that failing now only means that you can succeed in the future.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

I try to see how the student learns by asking them about activities they enjoy doing. If they like to be outside or do things such as draw or play with toys, they are probably more hands-on. If they like to be inside, they most likely respond better to lectures.

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

I try to evaluate their needs and styles of learning. If they are more hands-on, I try to incorporate more experimental examples/instruction. Or, if they learn more visually, I try to provide images and diagrams to assist in their understanding.

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

Images/diagrams I found from the Internet, textbooks, personal notes, the student's materials for reference, online resources, etc.

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

I would try to pinpoint the reason behind their difficulty and target the problem from there. If I can figure out why they don't understand something, I can rephrase it or put it in a different perspective.