My name is Sen, and I'm a recent graduate of Tulane University with my major in neuroscience. During college I tutored for the Tulane Center for Education Resources and Counseling (ERC), primarily in the subjects of calculus I, II, and III, intro to applied math, and linear algebra. For a year I also worked with our college athletic program to tutor athletes in long calculus. As the only peer-tutoring center on campus, the tutoring center offers assistance with a variety of subjects including, but not limited to, biology, chemistry, economics, and Spanish. Being a tutor allowed me to cultivate the skills necessary to teach others in a personal setting unattainable in the classroom and helped me effectively aid students with subject matter with which they experienced difficulties.
Working as an educational tutor provided the opportunity for an unparalleled experience in helping enrich the education of others. Tutoring students of all backgrounds made me appreciate the diversity of the learning experience. The students exhibited a variety of unique learning styles, and as a tutor, I sought to match my teaching methodology to their learning approach to facilitate subject material comprehension. The ability to examine the students' extent of conceptual understanding and determine the most efficient technique of explanation is essential for the medical field, where strong analytical abilities are needed to form diagnoses. Additionally, the broad range of students I taught exposed me to a variety of original interpretations in subject matter, which helped develop novel ways of approaching concepts and cement a solid foundation for subjects I previously learned. Being a tutor also allowed me to interact in a conducive learning environment, providing an enriching educational experience for myself as well others, many of whom became frequent visitors to the Center due to the excellent academic resource we provide.
As a tutor and in general I consider myself to be very non-judgmental and accommodating for people of all backgrounds. I interact well with others believe that promoting a relaxed and comfortable environment is just as essential to the educational experience as learning itself. In the future I plan to facilitate a more Socratic style of teaching that emphasizes a more question-and-answer dialogue which encourages more participation from the tutee to cultivate a deeper comprehension of material.
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