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Alejandro

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I love to teach because I think helping others to learn the subjects I know, is the best way to help others. Also I enjoy teaching. For me, it is an excellent way to relax and feel comfortable interacting with people.

Alejandro’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Universidad Simon Bolivar - Bachelors, Electronic Engineer

Graduate Degree: Universidad catolica andres bello - Masters, Business Administration and Management

Hobbies

Aviation, Reading, Travel

Tutoring Subjects

Algebra

AP Physics 1

Conversational Spanish

Geometry

High School Physics

Languages

Math

Physics

Science

Spanish

Spanish 2

Spanish 3


Q & A

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

Break the ice, start communication, and increase rapport. Make the student comfortable to ease the learning process.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

By motivating them with the idea that research opens your mind to the world of knowledge.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

By asking questions that make her or him realize that what they've learned makes sense in the process.

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

I'd give an example, and show relations or analogies with a real-life situation.

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

I would start with easy texts and help to develop the comprehension of simple ideas, and then increase to more difficult ones.

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

Start simple and easy, and then increase difficulty levels.

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

By relating the subject with a useful concept or future need to accomplish a goal.

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

I ask simple questions at the beginning, and check step by step.

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

By developing the understanding and the process to find answers by themselves with a researching habit.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

First, by trying to understand what is the objective of the student, as well as their interest and motivation, and then by making adjustments in the learning process.

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

By adjusting the pace to the learning speed of each student. Making sure that each objective is covered satisfactorily.

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

Visual aids, drawings, and writing. Picture examples.

What is your teaching philosophy?

Helping the student learn how the concept is developed so the learning is permanent, and not a simple repetition of words and processes.