I have been a tutor for over 10 years, dealing mainly with math, physics and chemistry. With all of that time I have worked with elementary, middle school, high school, college and adult students. At Contra Costa College, I tutored high school and undergraduate students in math, chemistry, and physics and was a lab assistant for the physics classes. At a middle school, I was a math tutor for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. At an elementary school, I was a math tutoring for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders and the upper grade special ed class. At UC Santa Barbara, I was a member of the Physics Circus which meant I led interactive science demos for K through 6 graders at schools within a classroom setting and presented science shows to K through 6 graders during school assemblies. Finally at Sonoma State University, I was an observatory volunteer along with being a tutor for the physics classes. I love to teach and to explain and to help, it’s just part of who I am. The way I go about it is through patience and understanding. It’s important for me to try to figure out how people think, how they learn best, how they get confused and have problems, then work with all of that and try to teach the way they need. I learned this more and more with every student I worked with, I keep seeing just the gears turning and how everyone was different and I thought it was important to understand them and work with how they learn. Beyond all of that I hope to work more with how people learn and to create exhibits, simulations and demonstrations in museums to teach a wide range of scientific and mathematical topics in a way that is accessible to all, I have started to do so virtually. In a nutshell this is me, and why I love to teach.
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