My name is Lawrence, and I am a Sophomore at Sonoma State University. I'm double majoring in Psychology and Business and I intend on pursuing a higher education once I graduate.
I went to a private school my whole life, and my graduating class was a total of 60 students. My school was very small, so I understand the need for the 1 on 1 teaching method. Since my class sizes were small in high school, I was able to interact with the teachers to the fullest without having to sign up for an "office hour." As a result, I graduated with a GPA of 3.75. I took a total of 5 AP classes. I also took more classes than what my graduation requirements were at my high school (e.g. Physics, Pre-Calculus, and Spanish 3).
As far as my "tutoring experience" goes, I was actually a tutor for my good friend for the whole 2010/2011 school year. She was in desperate need for a Geometry tutor, and since I took the class my sophomore year of high school, I figured I could be of some service. Each day after school, I would tutor her for hour long sessions and I would sit down and analyze the struggles she had as a student. I don't judge anyone's intelligence level, as it's perfectly normal to have struggles any given subject. I simply put myself in her shoes and taught her at a pace that she could fully understand.
My best tutoring strategy is what I call "cheat and explain." If a student doesn't understand a certain question, I don't hesitate to answer it for them. However, as I answer the question, I explain in exact detail what steps I take to complete the problem. After completion, I erase the answer, and I tell the student to answer it themselves and explain their reasoning.
I feel this helps because I know in high school, students would ask for help but would simply only care about the answer. That's not how learning works. Learning is a process. If someone's goal is to only get the end result, then they need a better view of how school works.
Thanks for considering me to be a tutor! Hope to work with you soon!
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