I have been tutoring for over 17 years and have seen dozens of students respond to individualized explanation. I specialize in high school and college level subjects ranging from Elementary Math to Algebra to standardized test preparation. My undergraduate degree is in Information Technology Management with a minor in Mathematics. I have recently completely a Master's degree in Economics and am in the final year of my PhD program in Business Economics. I have taken my old struggles in a variety of subjects and used them to not only figure out how a student is thinking about a particular concept, but to explain the correct thinking process effectively. Helping a student must involve understanding, not just being able to get an answer. When it comes to a skill, I like to start as basic as possible, then move on to more complex examples, and finally teach how to recognize and apply the skill in context. I believe this last step is important and often hurried/glossed-over in textbooks and courses, yet stressed in tests. It needs to be broken down as much as possible. I am dedicated to being individualized and believe that my greatest asset as a tutor is an ability to adapt to different thinking styles and situations, often on the spur of the moment. All of my students have learned to trust that I will come up with a way that he/she can understand the subject material.
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