I enjoy teaching, have taught right from my High school days, undergrad and grad schools. It's the sheer passion that keeps me going and there is always more to learn....
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: India - Bachelors, Electrical Engineering
Graduate Degree: The University of Texas at Arlington - Masters, Electrical Engineering
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CLEP College Algebra
CLEP College Mathematics
Electrical and Computer Engineering
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics
GRE Subject Tests
Middle School Science
Technology and Computer Science
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
Real-world examples always help.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Understand the needs of student, and evaluate the potential along with comfort level for the student.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
By developing a passion towards the subject, which needs mutual effort.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Explain long-term and short-term benefits, and how they relate to studying.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Understand where the difficulty lies, and establish an approach to negate that.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Break it down paragraph by paragraph.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Understanding the needs of the student is crucial; find what suits them more than what is comfortable for me.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
Start with easy problems and slowly progress them to medium/hard one; thereby gaining confidence within themselves.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
Observing the student while teaching - the kind of questions they ask.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
By asking questions, and by recognizing the student's ability and skill level.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
I find their weaknesses, their strengths, their adaptiveness and how responsive they are.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
The student's needs are first priority, and changing teaching style accordingly is the key.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
I start with the class book, provide examples of applications and come with outside resources.