My Approach to Tutoring
The key to my work is the relationship between me and the student. Especially during the first lessons, I will focus on listening, to understand how the student thinks, what are his or her strengths and weaknesses, and the expectations. It's important to me that my students feel at ease, free to express themselves, and free to make mistakes. Mistakes are very precious in my work, as they will constitute solid ground. This working environment, alongside with good exercise, will help to build confidence, curiosity, and interest.
I will always try to avoid frontal lessons when I can. I prefer asking questions rather than giving answers. That's what it all comes down to: what is the right question to ask my student, right here and now? Questions put the mind to work. An answer a student found on his own is worth a thousand given answers.
Funny fact, students usually do have the answers. It's always just a matter of triggering a skill, unlocking a memory, or revealing a connection.
Education doesn't mean putting knowledge in: it means pulling it out
My Tutor Profile
Any middle school or high school math topic: Algebra, Calculus, and Trigonometry.
For college students: Calculus I.
Politecnico di Milano, Italy - BS in Mathematical Engineering (2013)
Institut National Polytecnique de Grenoble: Erasmus Exchange Program. Grenoble, France, 2008 - 2009
Summary of my Experience
- Taught a wide range of topics: basic math, pre algebra, algebra, pre calculus, calculus, Newtonian physics, English for foreigners, Italian.
- Taught middle school, high school, college, and adult students.
- Taught students with learning disorders, such as dyslexia and dyscalculia.
- Taught to both Italian and American students.
- Taught online, using video calls, electronic white boards, and writing pads.
- Created personalized exercises and working methods.