I have been tutoring students in math and physics for years. Throughout high school and college, classmates and friends have asked me for help in these subjects and I also tutored students set up through the high school. My approach to teaching math and science is to first review the subject with the student and determine if he/she has a strong grasp of the basic principles of the subject. I find this helpful in figuring out where to start with the student and how to progress. I feel that it is important for a student to have a strong understanding of the foundations of the subject matter in order to succeed in learning how to apply this knowledge to more difficult material. I take a step by step approach with students, identifying exactly what their needs are and how to help in these areas. Taking an interest in these subjects, I have also found other ways of solving problems and can share these with the students. Many times I have been told that these "shortcuts" help, because not everyone learns in the same way.
Along with hints and tricks to help students, I have been an adult leader in the Boy Scout program and have experience teaching students with many different personalities and abilities. This background, along with being an Eagle Scout and having leadership experience from achieving this rank, I have learned many different ways to help people. Having a brother with Asperger's Syndrome, and another brother with ADHD, I understand the challenges students with different abilities can face. I have also been coaching Baseball for 4 years, and have learned and taught many teamwork skills to my athletes. With these experiences, I am able to and have knowledge of working with younger kids, as well as young adults.
In math, I am knowledgeable in calculus of a single variable, multiple variables, and some Engineering Calculus. In physics I am knowledgeable in basic physics, college physics, and with my math background I have also studied calculus based physics. In all classes taken in these areas, I have achieved a grade of A or better.
I am an easy going person, but I like to make sure progress is made. I am very patient having worked with many students with a wide range of abilities, and I understand that some students don't grasp concepts as quickly as others.
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