I am 20 years old, and a Junior in college. I just finished National Student Exchange at the University of Hawai'i at Hilo and attend the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. I major in Pre-Medicine and Minor in Psychology. My ambition is to become a Trauma Surgeon, and I have recently put in some thought of being a Social Psychologist. I worked in the Science Tutoring Center at UCCS and was there almost every day the entire 2015-16 academic year at the front desk. While I didn't tutor, I do know how the other tutors conducted themselves being around them and working with and under them on a daily basis, and have abstracted many strategies from that workplace. The atmosphere was "drop-in" tutoring. Students would come sit and raise their hands if they had questions and the tutor would help them (including me). They also had "IT Sessions" where a certain subject would hold the whiteboard room for about an hour and all students would work as a team with the tutor to solve problems. I have also helped many classmates which has given me experience in helping those in need in these areas. I am a very sociable guy, and I love to help people. I am very easy to get along with and I would have to say I'm quite funny, charismatic, and educated gentleman!
On a more serious note, I am looking to tutor Anatomy and Physiology I & II (or Anatomy I and II and Physiology I and II separately if need be), Theatre, Public Speaking, Proofreading, Beginner's Chess, Chemistry, Genetics, and the following Psychologies: Abnormal, Cognitive, General, and strongly in Social Psychology, my emphasis of what I would like to tutor. I took A & P in high school and again was a sophomore, getting A's in both lecture and labs in both semesters. Students would turn to me for help and I was able to get them where they needed to be. I took those courses alongside Organic Chemistry, with psychology courses, Genetics, and Directing. In social psychology I was in the top 3 out of 65 students majority of the semester, received an A, and was the only student to receive a 100% on the cumulative final. The lowest score I've received in a psych course was a 94%, with the others all being 98%s. I am very good at explaining psychology and again, especially social psychology. I also have great social skills which helps tutor the course.
For my tutoring strategy, I would like to try out a method that is most beneficial to the student. Let's talk about exactly what you are struggling to understand, what is giving you trouble, and what you would like to work on. Instead of going through material you already have a handle on, I'd like to work with students at the root of the problem to help them in the areas they are having difficulty with. So come in with the questions and concepts, and let's learn this material together! :)
One strategies I use is coaching the student to the answer rather than handing it to them. I will often pretend the wrong answer is the right one; this way, you have to explain to me why the answer is what you believe it to be, and cannot depend on me to give you the answer, because it could be incorrect. If you are incorrect, we will talk about what about your answer is wrong and how to make it correct. If it is correct, we will make sure you understand it even more before you continue. Being sociable, communication is key here, and there will be a lot of teamwork between us.
Also, I am open to doing more than just one-on-one tutoring. Have a group that all needs help? Then let's all work as a team! I would use the advantage of having more students to work collaboratively to get the best tutoring experience.
I look forward to hearing from you. Let's learn together!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Colorado Colorado Springs University of Hawaii at Hilo - Bachelor of Science, Premedicine
I like to write scripts for theatre and film and create stories, watching Survivor and Big Brother, and listening to music