Hi! My name is Abbie and I love math! I am graduated from Penn State University in Industrial Engineering in 2017. I've tutored ever since I was in high school and I love helping people! I like to help my students understand math (and other topics) instead of just doing it blindly. My goal is to help my students improve their math (and other topics) and build skills that will help them find learning easier in the future! Fun fact, I used to work for Disney and I like to salsa dance!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus - Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineering
ACT Composite: 34
ACT English: 35
ACT Math: 36
ACT Reading: 34
ACT Science: 32
Salsa dancing, reading, logic puzzles, travelling
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy is for students to understand what they're doing and why they're doing it. I love using a lot of examples to make sure students know the topic, and also include real-world examples to show how it's relevant.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
In a typical first session I like to obviously help them with the topic at hand, especially if it's a specific problem they need help with. In terms of getting to know the student, I like to hear about their personal interests and a little about them. I want students to feel comfortable with me and to have a friendly relationship while also understanding their math background and what we can do together to build on that!
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I can help a student become an independent learner by instilling solid math skills and empowering students to have faith in their abilities to problem solve and be successful!
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I would help a student stay motivated by supporting them when they find a problem difficult and encouraging them as they learn new skills and complete problems successfully! I would constantly reiterate how math builds on itself and how a solid base will allow them to find success in math in any future endeavor!