I am a math student originally from Thailand, but no worry, I am fluent in English (and Thai).
I recently moved to Chicago and I am looking for a job. Tutoring is something I have been doing since I was in middle school and I love it.
Growing up, I have not always been very good at mathematics. In fact, I used to be quite awful. I thought of mathematics as something very complicated, hard to understand, and I brushed it off.
It wasn't until around algebra when you start to play around with the actual structure of numbers that I started to see something in mathematics that made me love it for what it is. I found out after I paid math more attention than I had been, I am quite good at it.
I started tutoring soon after that. From middle school through high school, I helped my math teachers by tutoring other students after school for extra credits. Then I found my other passion, which is teaching. I just love seeing the face of whoever I am teaching when they figure something out. I love the feeling of when my student gets an A or a B, or just any improvements really. It's exhilarating.
My tutoring method is simple. In my opinion, the thing that will make you good at mathematics is the understanding of its basics. I usually have a short exercise at the beginning of each session where the student has to complete 100 simple mathematics problems as fast as they can. This greatly helps the student to become more efficient in mathematics as they move to higher level classes by cutting down the time they use to calculate the numbers so they can focus on the actual method of solving problem.
I always tell my student, "Mathematics isn't hard. In the end, it's just plugging in some arbitrary numbers and punching them into your calculator. What you need to do is understand the problem and choose the best equation to plug those numbers into."
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