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 and empathetic. They must peer through the eyes of their students and walk them through the lessons in the most understandable way. If you are lazy, a bad teacher hardly matters. But if you care about your education, and the teacher doesn't deliver, that really stinks. I know first-hand. On the flip-side, if the teacher is great, then I feel happy, because hard work combined with quality guidance guarantees success. So that’s why when I teach others, I am not just robotically passing down information. More than that, I want to be a great teacher. I sincerely wish for you to feel the reward and appreciation for learning.
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 the recipient. I have spent beyond 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 around 20 pages thick. My classmates turned in 5 sheets of paper. So why the difference? 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.
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 cash. Look forward to meeting you, cheers!
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