I am looking for opportunities to help elementary students with their studies.
I have extensive experience in teaching at the graduate level ranging from lectures to small and large classes to tutoring students one on one on special topics and in the laboratory. I particularly enjoyed the individual interactions with students where I could discuss concepts and probe their understanding of the material. I think this experience will translate well to working with younger students.
I have on occasion helped younger children with reading and basic math. I truly enjoyed seeing them catch on to an idea. My basic approach is to be patient and to encourage the child with frequent praise. I start with talking to the student and finding out what part of the subject is causing the problem and directing my efforts there. I also like to get the child to reading out loud and talking out a math problem. This also helps to pinpoint any weaknesses. In all these ways I keep the child engaged and interested in learning.
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