I have a PhD in mathematics and a BS in engineering. I have 5 years of classroom experience, teaching statistics and calculus at University of Maryland. I have been doing paid and unpaid tutoring for 25 years now. I always volunteered at my children's schools. I chose to be a stay at home mom, but now my children do not need me as much as before. I feel it is time to help other children as well. My son is in medical school after getting his degree in Biochemical engineering. My daughter is a high school junior taking a lot of AP classes and maintaining a 4.7 GPA.
I am quite knowledgeable because of my great education. However, my real value stems from my natural patience. My students all say that I put them at ease and that makes them feel free to learn. I am also able to explain the same thing in many different ways, or find different tools to help them learn and retain the material.
I am the first child in my large extended family to graduate from middle school, and I was able to go all the way to get a college degree and then a PhD. After I did, almost all of my siblings and cousins graduated from college and I was always there to help them--until I had to move to US to get my doctorate. However, to this day, they say that I not only helped them to learn, I inspired them.
After school play dates at our house always started with them doing their homework after a nutritious snack. This always surprised the playmates' parents, they could not believe that the homework was finished or at least halfway done when they came to pick up their children. I helped them to learn the material by turning it into some kind of game and then watched them do their homework. When one of them made a mistake I helped them to figure out their mistake and then correct it by themselves. I love teaching and I hope to be with the kids for many many years.
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