My Approach to Tutoring
I embrace the belief that the highest priority in effective teaching is to be your student's friend. Showing them that you are on their side is the first step into making the time spent together both productive and enjoyable. It is part of who I am to consider my students' progress of utmost importance, and this is essential.
Having experience primarily in tutoring math, I have come to understand that (believe it or not) everybody loves math. That is, everybody loves it when they finally get the problem right. I have seen students grin at the end of some problems, thirty minutes after they mentioned how much they don't like doing math. On the flip side, everybody on all levels of math despises it when they are still trying to understand it - even Einstein, who once said, "Do not worry about your difficulties in mathematics. I can assure you that mine are still greater." I strive to show people the excitement that lies in understanding the concepts and problems in all levels of math.
I also believe that the same goes for computer science, since the subjects are heavily interrelated. I am excited to be a part of this up and coming field through providing one-on-one help for people who want to access the power that can be attained using computer programming.
My Tutor Profile
Middle School Math, Algebra, Trigonometry, Geometry, Calculus, Computer Applications, Java Programming
University of Pittsburgh, Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Minors in Mathematics, Computer Science, and Music, 2015
J.R. Masterman High School, 2011
Summary of my Experience
- Provided walk-in tutoring for students in all math levels up until Calc III, sometimes higher
- Worked as a teaching assistant for college algebra, teaching a class of 30 once a week and meeting individually with students during the week who wanted extra help