Hello! My name is Aaron and I am an energetic tutor passionate about your academic success. I attended University of California, Riverside for my undergraduate years and California State University, East Bay for my post-bacc program. I also attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School as a PACE magnet student.
I have had ample experiences and tutoring hours in a variety of subjects covering math, language arts, history, science and social studies for elementary to high school students. I also am capable of helping older students in subjects such as chemistry, biology, Spanish, English and even arts!
Let me know how I can further assist you on your path towards reaching your academic goals! #BePositive
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Riverside - Bachelors, Film-Making/Pre-Health
Graduate Degree: CSU East Bay - Current Grad Student, Pre-PA
Photography, sports (basketball, volleyball, football, baseball and golf), music, and volunteering!
Middle School Science
Technology and Computer Science
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
I take a relatable approach to teaching. If a subject is not a desirable subject for the student, I will do my best to bridge the gap between an interest that they enjoy with that subject of concern.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I will typically build rapport with a student and understand where they are in the academic progress and skill level. I will also ask for any pertinent questions that they may have to help facilitate further sessions.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I can help a student become an independent learner through my process, which includes aspects of my training in applied behavior analytics, trial and error, and positive reinforcement.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Through positive reinforcement and constructive feedback when necessary.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I will try to understand what is missing from their comprehension of a skill or concept, and then go back to what they are strong in to cement that foundation and bridge that gap.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
Correlating that subject in which they are struggling with to one that interests them.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
Testing and practicing without errors.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
Positive reinforcement and reaffirmation of their progress and goals.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
By taking note of a baseline, monitoring progress while working with them to address those needs.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
The students' needs come first, so if an approach is not proving to be efficient, then I will ask how they would like to be helped and utilize that as a suggestion to possibly create a new change.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
I utilize whiteboards, scratch paper, YouTube, and a lot of positive reinforcement.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
I will help them step by step to ensure they understand the words, then sentences, then paragraphs, and finally the actual material.