I received my high school diploma from South Elgin High school and now will be entering my junior year in college at Loyola University Chicago. I am currently working toward a biology degree with a minor in finance.
My tutoring experience consists of working at Kumon with children from the grade level of kindergarten all the way up to college. I really enjoy working with kids because I feel teaching students a difficult concept by making it easier to understand solidifies my own knowledge and makes understanding concepts easier for the student. I also tutored at Loyola University Chicago in the library in my free time with any subjects I had already taken and became familiar with. My experience with working with children has taught me a lot about patience because it is important to acknowledge that some students require more training and practice than others and that it is no one's fault.
Some subjects that I tutor include: Biology, organic chemistry, physics, genetics, college chemistry, geometry, algebra 1, algebra 2, calculus 1, pre-calculus, elementary school math, and middle school math. My favorite subject to tutor would be math because it is something that I feel it is very logical and straightforward. Math has always been one of my favorite subjects growing up because I would perform the best in class due to my level of understanding with the concepts. I never struggled with math and if I was unsure about a problem, seeing it done once would set me up to solve similar problems without any trouble. Teaching a student math comes with understanding steps and why steps are taken to retrieve an answer. I feel that once this is mastered, a student should be capable to problem solve.
My tutoring style has been known by others as very calm and collected. My coworkers and boss would always set me aside to do tutoring over other tasks because my way of teaching was never hurtful or rude in any way. The students would ask to be paired with me because they felt I never rushed them, instead I was there to teach them valuable concepts that would build a foundation on to further more difficult education. I do not like to move on until a student feels they have mastered a subject area because moving on to something new can lead the student to become more frustrated because the foundation is still weak.
Outside of the academics, I enjoy to play sports, such as volleyball and badminton. I used to be on the varsity badminton team in high school and it gave me a way to engage in something other than school work all the time. I also am a big fan of music; I enjoy many artists like Justin Bieber and The Weeknd, and would love to be able to go to a concert someday.