Having gone through some tough schools and classes (and even ones where I didn't have the attention and interest that may have helped), I know that that reality is that you will not understand every subject quickly.
Did Einstein understand relativity in an hour, or did he have to work years to get it?
I was an assistant to a Nobel Prize winner when younger. You know I did not get everything right away. But he was a great teacher and empathetic person and it worked!
So I know that anyone can learn almost anything even if they think the subject is hard, or the others are "too smart".
Our school system is not always perfect about motivating learners on all subjects. Nor does it deal with pressures and expectations from other classmates, people and what society expects of you. SO WHAT! I truly love to see the smile when someone says, "I get it".
As a public school JHS and HS teacher, my license is in Biology 7-12 and have taught other sciences. I also have advance degrees in other areas and have taught it on a college level.
I have a BA in Economics from Queens College (but had more courses in science), an MA in Economics from Northwestern University, and MBA in Marketing and Finance from the University of Chicago, and an MA in Teaching from Relay Graduate School of Education.
I do not have a "favorite" subject to tutor. A lot of learning is seeing the value in the subject, and the beauty of utterly understanding it.
My teaching philosophy(s) are many but boil down to a few things: 1 What does the student need to understand? 2 What does the student understand at this time? 3 How does the student learn (visually, via reading, examples, etc.) and 4 Teaching to reach the student's goal for what they need to learn. And 5 make sure the student understands before proceeding. (Another way of saying - to not waste time and finding the source of the misunderstanding.
I look forward to doing learning with you that you feel good about and results in you "getting" what you want to know.
Thank you for reading this.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: CUNY Queens College - Bachelor in Arts, Economics
Graduate Degree: University of Chicago - Master in Management, Business Administration and Management
Do you have 2 days? hiking/exploring, road trips, current events, I have a flying license, cooking, current events, reading a lot about technology and how things work, business startups and management, E-commerce.