Tutoring and helping students with understanding mathematics is similar to walking in unknown territory. I love being a guide into mathematics and providing tools and thought process that resolves a conflict of understanding a particular point. I hope my enthusiasm for Mathematics will be slightly contagious and students will learn the concepts in mathematics. There are multitude of different methods to learn, explanations to hear or read exists in the world today. At first hand, Information is complicated and sometimes looks unattainable. It is not always easy to find the correct method or just the right explanation at once in order to solve a problem or understand the concept. It takes some practice to utilize all the tools and your own strength and weakness and it is easier to accomplish it when someone knows how to guide your in the right direction.
Any high school and beginner college level courses would fall into my expertise field for tutoring; Algebra courses, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Trigonometry, Calculus. I love art and sports and consequently can utilize the knowledge I have attained about both to create bridges from concepts students are familiar to more abstract ideas in mathematics. Understanding that there are multitude of applications in everyday world of mathematics provides me with a unique set of expertise and understanding of the necessity to learn the skills for 21st century. Different methods work for different humans beings some prefer visual, auditory or kinesthetic way to memorize a concept. Graphing and utilizing problem solving rather than memorization provides a better fundamentals for understanding a concept. At the same time, I am familiar with tools that help memorize and study independently and can recommend them if they are necessary.
Within education field, I have assisted with management and monitoring various programs, used of different instructional models, Collaborative learning, Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) to create engaging and balanced experience for students k-12, review different books to create fun activities for students. In concurrence, I have utilized Microsoft office 2007 for green record keeping, fact-checking, documentation, preparation of tables and charts. Working with students and parent at different organizations, I continue to promote and practice high standards in learning and teaching. Utilizing Question and answer format I help each student with individual work of learning a material at hand, at the same time remembering that all education could fun and exciting. My own education and courses that helped me are listed below.
Education, Honors, and Certifications
M.S.E. George Washington University, Washington DC, Cumulative GPA: 3.7, Graduation year: 2010
License for Secondary education in Mathematics
Provisional License in Virginia, July1, 2008- June 30, 2011
DC License, July 7, 2009-July 6, 2013
Praxis II Math Content , Top 15%
Relevant Course Work:
Teacher Leadership in Education , Teaching seconnd Lang Reading & Writing, Teaching and Learning , Teaching and Learning 1, Perspective-American Education, Reading/Writing Curriculum, Development and Diversity
Introduction To Quantitative Research ,Group Comparassing Design & Analyses
B.S. Mathematics and Russian Literature and Culture, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, Cumulative GPA 2.8, Graduation year 2005
Treasurer, University of Maryland Russian Club, maintain budget and organize events for 600 members
Language House Award, St. Marys Residence Hall, University of Maryland, May 2005
Relevant Course Work:
Mechanicals and Practical Dynamics, Symbolic Logic, Differential Equations, Euclidian and Non-Euclidean geometry, Introduction to Statistics computation with SAS, Application of Linear Algebra, Calculus II, Introduction to Probability Theory, Introduction to analysis, Advance Calculus I , Application of probability and statistics
Intermediate Microeconomic Theory , Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory , International Economics
Survey of Russian Literature II , Technical Writing , Commercial Russian II , Independent Study Russian
Teaching is challenging, exciting and gratifying; as a year progresses you can see the difference that you make in the eyes of your students. It is a challenge to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge (Albert Einstein) in all students, no matter of their cultural background, social-economical background, and number of other variables that influence persons growth. I want all my students to feel capable of doing mathematics. My challenge as a teacher is to create an atmosphere in the class that would encourage student to think creatively, find their strengths and weaknesses. Education only occurs when teacher and students are cooperating and learning from one another. It is important to remember that as a teacher to continue learning from students, parents and professional sources.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Maryland-College Park - Bachelor of Science, Mathematics
Graduate Degree: George Washington University - Masters in Education, Education of Individuals in Secondary Special Education Programs
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High School Economics
High School Physics
PRAXIS Core Math
Study Skills and Organization