My approach to tutoring is to first determine where weaknesses in understanding exist, then to find ways to strengthen the student in those areas. Learning styles vary among students, so whenever possible, I try to match my tutoring methods to each student's strongest learning style. For example, one student may learn best by rote memorization and repetition drills. Another may thrive with analogies and mnemonics. A third student may need derivations from first principles or real life applications to get past a mental block.
I have BS and MS degrees in chemical engineering, and after graduating from college, I worked in the legal / automotive industry for 13 years. I currently work as a substitute teacher in Washtenaw County, Michigan. As an independent tutor, I have been helping students since 1986, primarily in English, math and science.
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