I have recently earned a Master's degree in Mathematics from The Ohio State University, and I hold a Bachelor's degree from Vassar College. During my studies, I was also a Graduate Teaching Associate for two years. I taught Calculus at various levels and provided weekly tutoring services at the school.
I know math is not natural for most students. So what makes me a great teacher is that my teaching approach matches that of my best professors in college. In particular, for each problem I encounter with a student, I not only explain why a solution is correct, but I articulate how I would attack the problem. This articulation is crucial because I know the frustration of understanding a solution, yet not knowing how to arrive at this solution by myself. So my teaching method focuses on teaching the student how to solve problems without assistance, not just having them learning the material.
I have studied math for several years, and most of my studies have focused on theoretical mathematics. However, recently, I have been fascinated by applied math. As a result of this interest, I can help motivate certain problems to students; that is, instead of telling a student "You should learn how to do this type of problem so that you get a good grade", I can tell that student "You should learn how to do this type of problem because in finance (or physics, computer programming)..."
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