I am currently on a pre-med track at USC pursuing my Bachelor of Science degree in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. I have 5+ years of tutoring experience, working with a wide range of students from elementary school to high school. Although I specialize in areas related to STEM, I am also able to help with writing, college essays, and SAT prep. I am also bilingual, fluent in Korean and English. I want to give my students the best advice possible; although it is crucial to master the concepts, it is more important to develop effective study habits and build a plan. My goal is to help you succeed in the best way possible and in the long-run of course!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Southern California - Current Undergrad, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
SAT Composite: 2130
SAT Math: 770
SAT Writing: 700
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College Application Essays
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Science
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Science
Middle School Writing
SAT Subject Tests Prep
Q & A
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I will encourage students to stay determined and set small goals before making bigger ones.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I will explain the problem by drawing it out, give different scenarios, and start with easier questions.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
I will read the passage with them, make a main idea sentence for each paragraph, and look at the questions beforehand.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
It works best when you first discuss what the areas that needed to be improved are. Then, setting goals for ourselves will help ensure that students feel motivated to meet the goals that they set.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
I will make sure that students learn in a fun, exciting way by bringing up my own stories of how I used to learn the material.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
For instance, if a student was a non-native English speaker and wanted to improve his or her English, I would encourage the student to write a journal entry every day. I will then correct and edit the entry and have the student rewrite the entry with the revisions. Doing this for a few months will drastically improve the student's English, and believe me, it works!
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
In order to boost the student's confidence, it's important that the student fully understands the material. I will teach them until the point that the student can explain the concepts back to me and make sure they feel ready.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
I evaluate the student's needs based on how much they are struggling with a certain subject. If they don't feel confident in one area, it is clear to me that we need to focus more on that subject.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
I will try to match my tutoring closest to their experiences at school, school tests, and previous settings.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
I mostly use test prep questions and problems that incorporate multi-level thinking.
What is your teaching philosophy?
Even though it's important to understand the material, my goal is to build good study habits and a concrete study plan so that my students can succeed in any subject!
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I will first discuss the student's difficulties and set small goals. I will also give problems to assess the student's current level.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I will help build good study habits and make sure the student develops time management skills.