My tutoring experience begins in high school, when I helped my classmates prepare for Math
tests. Later in high school, I coached my classmates for SAT
tests. In college, I formed study groups, where I tutored my classmates in Math, Physics
, and Chemistry.
My tutoring methods largely depend on the type of problems that a student encounters and on the student's level.
For example, a student may have trouble solving Math or Physics problems. I let him solve the problem on his own under my watch. I let him explain to me how he solves the problem step by step. After his explanation of all steps of the problem, I explain if there were mistakes and at what step those mistakes took place. If I see that the student cannot solve the math problem correctly, because he does not know enough theory, then I give a small lecture on the theoretical background needed to solve the problem. After that, the student and I solve the problem together step by step. Then I assign the student several similar problems.
However, most of all, the tutoring methods vary depending on the individuality of the student.
In tutoring students, my first objective is to deal with all the problems the student is having. Then, it is my goal to make sure that the student perfectly understands the area of knowledge in which the problems arose. My goal is to completely eliminate voids in the student's knowledge.
However, my main objective when tutoring students is to get them interested in the subject. When tutoring math, my foremost goal is to immerse the student into the world of math and to arouse great interest in math. It is my goal to get the student into math so much that it becomes a pleasurable task for them to work trough math problems.
I have a bachelor degree in Chemistry and I am currently working on a Math degree. My experience started with research in quantitative modeling in biochemistry
and study of acidity reactions of strained organic molecules. During my research experience, I had learned to use MATLAB
, HYSYS, and Gaussian. My current studies are in applied math and numerical methods. My experience in chemistry and mathematical modeling will enable me to tutor students at higher level. Also, my experience had given me indispensable skills that will help me teach.