Tutoring has been a passion of mine for more than 4 years. I've worked at Paradise Valley Community College tutoring all math subjects from basic arithmetic to differential equations. During that time I also received tutor training classes from the college to obtain CRLA tutor certification. Since then I've enjoyed private tutoring for several different students ranging from high school students to adults re-entering college.
Continuing my pursuit of tutoring, I spent my summer and the earlier half of the school year working at the Arizona Science Center. As a Gallery Interpreter I was able to engage kids and adults alike in a variety of activities and demonstrations dealing with all types of physics from electricity and magnetism to optics and illusions.
Currently I am finishing my junior year in physics at ASU, taking electrodynamics, quantum mechanics, chemistry, and materials. Through the ASU physics department I also work as a learning assistant for the PHY121 University Physics for Engineers course. In this job I am responsible for assisting in lectures and recitations to ensure students are understanding the material and also having office hours in the physics student success center.
Outside of tutoring through the ASU physics department, I make as much time as possible on the weekends and on weekday nights to be available for WyzAnt students. Many topics in physics and mathematics can be a struggle when forcing yourself to learn the subject in only one direction. Often I find that what students struggle with the most is connecting concepts learned in former classes to what they are learning now. This is the main technique I try to use when helping students. The other technique I utilize is teaching in the way the student can understand the subject. Most students don't realize that they might grasp the problem better if they are seeing the problem in a different way, either through diagrams, trying it backwards, taking other routes forward, or just working through other examples. By combining these two techniques and using them through most of the course, I have seen most of my regular students raise their grades and their future potential.
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