I am a senior at Valparaiso University studying to earn my degree in Mechanical Engineering as well as a minor in Electrical Engineering. I decided to become an engineer as I love figuring out how the world around me works. I have many questions about why nature and technology behave the way they do and I thoroughly enjoy applying my knowledge to answer my questions.
My passion for answering questions and learning had naturally lead me to become a Valparaiso University College of Engineering Hesse Scholar. As a Hesse Scholar, I not only have the opportunity to answer my own questions, but those of my peers. An aspect of being a Hesse Scholar is providing tutoring services for the College of Engineering. This way I can aid my colleagues in their quest for understanding. I enjoy my work as a Hesse Tutor and students have sought me out for aid even while I am 'off the clock.' As my abilities as a tutor grow I frequently find myself walking into a computer lab to study, but end up aiding groups of students in solving the challenging homework problems they receive.
As a tutor, I try not to simply 'do the homework for you.' I believe that the best way for a student to learn is to determine the questions to ask and the methods to use when solving problems. My goal is to make those I tutor not need me anymore. I want them to be able to understand the problems at a higher level so that when faced with the more difficult, different types of questions on the exam, they are prepared for the challenge.
As a Hesse Scholar, I hold myself to a high standard. I often times ask for feedback so that I can aid individuals in a way that meets their needs. Everyone is different. Also, I never bill for a lesson if a student or parent is not completely satisfied with my tutoring.
Because I am a college student, I have a flexible schedule. There are several quiet places on campus to study and they are open to everyone. I am also able to travel to another location if it is better suited for the student.
Please let me know if you need help in your studies. I would love to help you out.
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