As weird as it may seem, I truly enjoy math - I love it, and I try to infect the kids I tutor with my upbeat attitude towards it. I have been tutoring students in math since I was a sophomore in high school. Understanding how to do something in math and solving problems correctly is a great feeling of accomplishment, and many students find math frustrating and boring simply because they don't understand what's going on. I try to get students to see that math isn't hard and it's not boring when you can understand what is going on - and yes, they will have to use this again in their life.
I currently tutor junior high and high school kids, including hockey players and kids with ADHD. As a result of working with teenagers and teenage boys I have developed quite a bit of patience and am definitely stubborn. Students tend to say "yeah I get it" when they are still confused about the concepts we are going over. I keep attacking the problems from different angles and gauging their understanding of the concepts and the problems until I am confident that they understand what they are doing without me guiding them every step of the way.
I recognize that there are many ways to do math correctly and one concept doesn't always work for every student in a class - I hope to find a way that works for the student if the process they are learning in class isn't cutting it for them. My math experience from pursuing a double major in Engineering in college has bolstered the mathematical concepts I learned in high school, and I am hoping that I will be able to help students understand math so completely that they feel confident pursuing any major when they go to college.
I am available at any time, including day time hours and have a flexible schedule! I am also capable of tutoring other subjects, so don't be afraid to ask!
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