I recently graduated from UCSD majoring in Psychology with emphasis in Neuropsychology and Minoring in Math with emphasis in Statistics and Probability. I received A's in a majority of math classes including Calculus (A,B, and C series), Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Vector Calculus, Statistics, and Probability. I also took numerous chemistry courses, receiving A's in all.
My tutoring experience includes study sessions with fellow classmates who were struggling with the subject. So although it is not certified tutoring experience, my fellow classmates' consistent appreciation and gratitude for my help makes me confident in my ability to help those who are struggling.
My tutoring style is committed, patient, and thorough. I believe that it is not always the student's fault for their lack of understanding and/or confusion. Einstein once said that "You do not understand something completely if you cannot explain it simply." With a classroom of 30+ students it can be difficult for a teacher to sufficiently explain a topic to so many students who possess various ways of understanding. All it takes is getting to know the child well enough to be able to relate the topic to something of their interest, facilitating a conceptual understanding for the topic in question and then simply guiding them through the subject allowing them to come to their own means of looking at the problem in order to solve it successfully.
I am also a huge proponent of study groups. I would be more than willing to tutor the student and a couple of their friends in the class. I say this because I found from my own experiences that explaining a topic to a fellow classmate deepens your own understanding of that topic. Also, since various students have varying degrees of understanding for different topics, a study group creates an environment where the students in the class together can develop a relationship to help each other with specific problems when tutoring sessions are unavailable. When tutoring sessions are available however I can guide them through conceptual understanding of the topics.
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