I enjoy tutoring because I thoroughly enjoy learning. I have a few years of tutoring experience both paid and volunteer and I have been hired by a high school as well as the MIT Tutorial Services Room to help students exceed expectations and score high marks with confidence. Now, I am a graduate student working on my PhD in mechanical engineering here at FSU, but my life is far more than academics. Sports, music, and church are big parts of my life and although I balance more than the typical graduate student, I prioritize my students and am dedicated to people first.
Experience 1: As a high school and undergraduate student I did not look for students, my peers came to me when they needed to do better in their classes. In this time I tutored Algebra II, Geometry, Discrete Math, and Physics. Each of my students met or exceeded their goals including one who graduated with his diploma after failing a math course twice and another who passed the AP exam after being moved from his AP Physics class into a regular physics class.
Experience 2: As an undergraduate student I was employed by the MATCH School in Boston, a charter school serving underprivileged students with a desire to attend college. These students I tutored in preparation for the MCAS state graduation examination. The subjects that I tutored were math and language arts and each student was an intensive year long commitment. The two students that I worked with passed their examination, but more importantly we were able to discover aspects of their education that inspired them. I forgot a years worth of complaining about practice problems in a heartbeat after hearing these students decide on goals after high school and finding inspiration to work towards them.
Experience 3: This was a shorter experience also as an undergraduate student. I was employed by MIT to serve my peers as a Tutorial Services Room tutor. The subject I tutored was JAVA Programming and I worked with two students. Working with my peers was slightly stressful, but it was a worthwhile challenge. The first student I tutored was a solid student with a B average, wanting to do better and boost her GPA. I was glad to see such dedication in the last semester of the student's senior year. We worked hard not only to complete the assignments but to understand the concepts in depth. She aced her final exam, not because of how much she knew, but because we had rehearsed the thorough process of problem solving. The other student I worked with was struggling and had a C midway through the semester. I only worked with this student a couple of times but she was able to do quite well, making a B and actually enjoying the subject that she once dreaded.
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