Math does not have to be boring; math can be fun! I think that with the right tutor, not only will students understand math, but they will have a great time doing it. With a friendly atmosphere of understanding, enthusiasm, patience and experience, not only will my students improve their skills, they will learn to enjoy themselves. I have worked with all types of students, from toddlers with disabilities to advanced high school seniors, and I have learned to really understand each of my students so that I can figure out the best way to teach them. I believe that with individual complete attention everyone can succeed, and this is what I pride myself in giving to all of my students.
In High School, I was Salutatorian, played 3 varsity sports and was also in the school band. I know all about balancing time and how hard it might be to study for an exam when you have a lot on your mind. I also understand that sometimes, you may not get things the first time the teacher explains it, but with a different explanation it can come to you easily. Between practices, I spent all of my time at extra help, making my teachers explain the material to me over and over again until I was completely confident I understood it. This is the same kind of help I want to give to my students. I know that i have all the patience and understanding they need since I was in their place not so long ago.
I have tutored since I was a freshman in high school, and now in college at University of Maryland, as a math and education major, I have had many different tutoring opportunities. I have worked with the AVID tutoring program, a program that tries to teach kids how to learn, not specifically one subject. It works on students as a whole, not just to get them ready for their next test. I have worked with the Noyce Scholars Program, a program at a middle school that focuses on AVID learning, and also extra help before and after school. I have also participated in America Reads America Counts, and worked with 4th graders on their math skills. Over the summers, not only do I coach summer league teams and lead sport camps, but I work at DDI, the Developmental Disabilities Institute. Specifically, I work at the Young Autism Program.
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