My name is Sameeksha (Sam for short) and I am a rising sophomore at the University of Southern California (USC). I am so excited to be tutoring students once again -- I believe I have a lot to give! I have always seen myself as somewhat of a teacher, both in a professional and nonprofessional setting. I always find myself getting very eager to share my knowledge to my peers when they need it. It is truly a rewarding feeling seeing someone benefit from your help; tutoring almost reinforces and reminds me that all the hard work I've put into my education is really worth it!
Being a tutor is such a rewarding experience. In the past, I have worked in National Honor Society and a volunteer service called Key Club at my high school -- Glastonbury High School, CT -- to tutor students both in high school in middle school. The subjects I excel in tutoring are Math (ranging from elementary math to calculus) and Science (physics and chemistry primarily). I am happy to help anyone in these subject areas! The best part I find about being a tutor is that one can also learn and refresh oneself on subjects you never thought you would have to visit again after learning them. And the feeling of accomplishment that comes along with being able to revive these subjects and learning experiences is absolutely amazing. I love the fact that tutors are learning constantly from the experience simultaneous to teaching students.
When I usually tutor in these areas, I find that a main thing that students struggle with is understanding basic concepts -- and in order to understand these concepts, it is important for a tutor to be able to manipulate or find different ways to explain a concept. I believe I am well practiced in doing this -- as I took it upon myself during my own education to understand different ways a concept works. By doing this, I ensured that a concept makes sense to me in many ways, therefore thoroughly understanding a concept. Not only do I like to provide different ways of learning to students for those who are confused in an already taught way, I promote students to discover different ways to understand material.
From my experiences, I have learned that no knowledge earned is ever gone futile. Every bit of knowledge acquired is vital to growing as a human being, and you never know when you might need this knowledge. I found that tutoring really puts into use not only all of the educational knowledge one has acquired, but also the personal skills one have cultivated simply through living. Some skills vital to tutoring are effective communication, listening and understanding (especially with the student and his or her needs), creativity (with types of problems and ways to solve), and adaptability (each and every student is different in their own styles of learning!). I am proud to say I have the ability to mingle these skills into a single job to produce an effective way to teach a student. While I believe I am fairly well versed in these skills, it is always important to build and grow them through each and every experience. In this way, I hope to do this in expand as a person and a teacher through tutoring!
Apart from tutoring, I love playing tennis with my friends and baking at home with my family! I am studying Environmental Engineering at my college, and I my goal is to contribute positively to the increasing environmental concerns of our planet.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Southern California - Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Engineering
ACT English: 30
ACT Math: 35
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1430
SAT Math: 720
SAT Verbal: 710