I am a person who is very passionate about learning and exploring new opportunities. I have a thirst for knowledge and the more I learn, the happier I become. I want to be able to apply my mathematics skills that I have advanced throughout my University years and help as many people that I can! My dream is to one day get my PhD in Mathematics and become a University Professor and possibly teach in different countries all over the world. Fingers crossed! :)
Undergraduate Degree: New York University - Bachelors, Mathematics
Running, Playing the piano, Math Puzzles, Reading, Outdoor activities, puzzles in general, getting into deep conversations with friends, and FOOD! :)
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Get exposure to different environments; start going to places on your own, interact with others outside of your friend group, and get excited when you challenge yourself to get to the next level!
What is your teaching philosophy?
Practice Practice Practice.....and you will get better! 100%.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
First I would introduce myself and tell them a little bit about myself. Then I would ask a few questions about their interests and favorite subjects to study. I would also want to get a grasp on what level the student is at in the particular course that I will be assisting with. Then we would begin! :)
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Encouragement is so important at any age! Staying positive and always being up for challenges that may be tricky in the moment but are far more rewarding in the end. I also like to teach certain problems based on the interests of the students that I work with.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I try to go about teaching mathematical concepts with different approaches. If a student doesn't understand the concept logically, I will teach it by example. Additionally, some students like the technical approach while others are much more visual. I, myself, am most certainly a visual learner.