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Erin

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I am an undergraduate at Occidental College studying political science and public health, intending to go into the world of business and later pursuing an MBA. This is my fifth year tutoring, with experience in both group and individual tutoring. I mainly tutor ACT ranging in all subjects, however I also have experience in tutoring mathematics as well. I enjoy tutoring in my free time because I genuinely believe that every student has the potential to excel in any subject given the right teaching method for them. To see the look of joy when a student finally understands a concept is one of my favorite moments in life.

Outside of tutoring, you can most likely find me figure skating, as I have been an avid figure skater for the past 9 years. I also love being in nature, very much enjoying the California sun.

Erin’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Occidental College - Current Undergrad, Biochemistry, Mathematics minor

Test Scores

ACT Composite: 34

ACT English: 33

ACT Math: 34

ACT Reading: 32

ACT Science: 35

Hobbies

Figure skating, hiking, movies, traveling


Q & A

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

I would get to know my student and go over the subject broadly, seeing where we might need to put in the most work, and seeing where the student excels the most.

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

Explain the concept in as many different ways as possible. I can't expect my students to learn from a one-size-fits-all model. I have to see what clicks with the student and see what doesn't.

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

I would relate it back to something they're interested in- for example, if he/she is trying to learn math and is also a soccer player, I would give math problems in terms of soccer.

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

Positive encouragement- students always get more engaged in a subject when they are doing well in it, so I would make sure to give them praise when they answer a practice problem correctly.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I would start out by helping a student as much as they needed on practice problems at first, and then move on to only giving hints as to how to solve problems, helping them gain their own insight and hopefully having them use that insight in the future.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Relate problems and concepts back to things the student is interested in- for example, if a student plays soccer, I would make up soccer-related practice problems.