A little bit about myself,
I am a 26 year old UCLA Biochemistry graduate who has been teaching and coaching math and science students for over seven years now! Above all else I believe in finding an outlet for one's creativity and in learning the things that make people more effective in their everyday lives. I enjoy tutoring because I get to help students categorize knowledge in a way that makes it useful for any situation that may come up in life. While subject matter and classes come and go, the problem solving skills that a student learns today are part of the same framework that will help them build lives of their own one day.
As a tutor I am successful because I truly understand where students get stuck during their thought process! I do not assume a student has prior knowledge of a subject and do not ever pass judgement if a certain concept or skill has not been picked up along the way. I am friendly and very approachable and always encourage students to tell me exactly what they are thinking. I don't want to know what they don't understand, I want to know what steps they have taken right up to the point where they get stuck, so that we can adapt the thought process and move past the roadblock.
I also believe that while there many ways to solve problems, students are much better off learning how to choose which way is the most effective for the current issue at hand. For example, sometimes I hear "I like to do it this way," when working through an assignment. If it's not the most efficient way to do the exercise, or if will make future concepts harder to learn, I show the student the more optimized way to do the problem, and tell them where and how it will help them in the future. If this means that I reveal a math shortcut a year early, that's okay with me!
Anyway, I'm definitely here to help you work smarter, not harder! Please contact me if you would like to schedule a lesson, or if you have any additional questions you'd like to ask...
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