Socrates says: “If you ask a question or series of questions in which your prospect can readily agree, then ask a concluding question based on those agreements, you will receive a desirable response.” Years of tutoring and teaching have proven to me that Socratic method is the best method. As a tutor, I feel my job is asking the right questions and not just giving the right answers. I believe that students are intelligent enough to find the answers themselves. I try to engage their minds rather than engaging them in just copying the answers down.
A couple of years ago, when I helped a friend out with his physics which led him to his first 100% in his class, I realized how good I could be at tutoring. Also, the joy of helping someone else was just indescribable. This joy was the main cause which made me follow what I was good at and improve my communication skills. I took several classes that were tremendously helpful. When I transferred to UC San Diego in pursuit of a biology major, I wasn’t quite in touch with college students anymore. I started working at different tutoring centers where I had the opportunity to work with many K-12 students.
Today, I have my degree in math, a biology bachelor's degree from UCSD, and currently I am pursuing my third degree in political science.
I’m very reliable; I have tutored a student from 10pm to 4:30am to prepare him for his test. It’s needless to say how passionate I am about tutoring because I find making a difference in a student’s life absolutely delightful.
***Terms/rules/regulations that you, the student/parents/guardians, are agreeing to:
1- I tutor all students at all ages and all education levels with any ethnicities and backgrounds.
2- Students under the age of 18 should be accompanied by at least one person over the age of 18 if tutored at home. If no parents or guardians are present at the scheduled time of tutoring, the session will NOT take place and will be considered a late cancel specified below.
3- I offer rate-matching with other tutors as long as they have the same qualifications/experience as I have.
4- I offer 30 minutes of free tutoring to assure the best compatibility between the student and the tutor. After the first thirty minutes, if the student felt that I am not the right tutor for the job, the session will end at that point and it will be free of charge to the student. If the student does decide to continue, charges will be applied to that 30 minutes of tutoring also. The 30-minute free tutoring session needs to take place at the location set by the tutor; otherwise, the student will be charged for, only, driving/gas charges as specified below.
5- Tutoring takes place at locations of choice of students or tutors. The set hourly rate is for tutoring at tutor's location of choice. For tutoring at a student's location, the charge for that session will be adjusted so that student will be charged two minutes per minute of google's estimated driving time from tutor's location of choice to that of student's. My location of choice is University of California San Diego.
6- If I am required to purchase a parking permit or pay any extra similar charges at student's location, the overall charge will be adjusted to include a 1.5 of the price of the permit.
7- Cancellation: via email/phone should happen 24 hours before the beginning of the time of the session. Late cancellation fees are the same as regular sessions without any driving/gas charges. Depending on occasions, no cancellation fees might be applied.
8- The number of tutoring minutes will be used as the main charge-adjuster.
9- For study related emails, students will be charged 2.5 minutes per each email containing one question; if an email contains ten questions, charges of 25 minutes will be applied. Communication emails for scheduling are excluded from this policy.
10- For essay proof-reading/correction/improvement, charges of twenty five minutes will be applied per each page of essay which is typed in MLA format (double spaces and font 12). Essays not typed in that format will be formatted in MLA and charges will apply accordingly.
11- For tutoring sessions with more than one student, an extra half hour charge will be applied per each additional student.
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