I graduated high school with a 3.97 GPA (Non-weighted), and UCLA engineering with a 3.50 GPA. I have tutored elementary and high school students, and studied teaching techniques in a UCLA seminar. I have created a math lesson plan for a class, and I have posted homework help in an online tutor program.
I've been going to school all my life, seen good and bad teachers. I took eight AP’s in high school, and in my four years there, got straight A’s except for one B. Since I studied so hard, I was sensitive to HOW WELL teachers delivered knowledge. A good teacher, cannot just be smart, they have to be patient, empathetic. Understanding where we are at, and how to walk us through the lessons in the easiest way we can understand. If you are a lazy student, and the teacher does a poor job, then it doesn't matter. But if you work hard like me, and the teacher doesn't deliver? That stinks, I know first-hand. On the other hand, if the teacher is great, then I felt happy, since my hard work paid off! So that’s why when I teach others, I am not just feeding you my smartness just because I can. I sincerely want you to feel the reward and appreciation for learning, which I did, and to spare you the pain by making it as easy as possible.
Other important stuff you should know:
I have a passion to stay academically stimulated. For others, academic work may just be painful. For me, it’s painful + fun + therapeutic + rewarding!
I get bothered if I can’t help someone solve a problem. Even when I CAN solve it, I get equally bothered when I can tell that I am not explaining it well enough for other person. I have spent extra time outside my required time to research and grind out a solution, and twice that time to come up with an easy-to-understand explanation.
When I turned in engineering homework at UCLA, my professors would say “thanks for writing me a book” because that beast was usually 20-30 pages thick. My classmates turned in 2-5 sheets of paper. That’s because I show all my work, so that the grader AND myself, can walk through the work and understand it without the confusion of skipped steps.
I am not wealthy, but I don’t particularly desire the money for tutoring. That said, I have tutored before at low rates and found it slightly more tiring than it was worth. So while money is not a concern, I would like to make it count for myself. Bottom line, you can be confident I will care more about helping your education than getting paid.
Why choose me? Well, you shouldn't just choose me. You should do your research and look for the most sincere and qualified tutor for your needs. But if you pick me, you are guaranteed a well-educated guy who does it mainly for the value of the experience, not the value of the bills. Look forward to meeting you! Cheers.
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