I'm currently working on fulfilling my requirements for a California State Teaching Credential as I intend to teach Calculus and other advanced mathematics at the high school and community college levels. I've tutored many high school students in various subjects, including math, English grammar and both spoken and written German. I also am available to tutor in basic music theory as well as violin and viola up to the third year of instruction.
My teaching style centers around a balanced set of principles, holistically emphasizing academic understanding, personal level of interest, drive or motivation to learn a subject, and personal learning style (visual, abstract, academic, real-world, etc.). I've always seen success with any of my pupils in possession of at least a moderate desire to understand their subject and a willingness to slow down, take a breath, and open up to the possibility that most given areas of study are seldom as difficult as one may fear them to be.
I pride myself on professionalism, academic knowledge, a modest sense of humor and an ability to make most any subject of study "do-able" to any interested pupil. I look forward to helping you achieve a functional (if not superior) understanding of any subject with which you may be struggling. You can do it — I know you can!
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