I have been a tutor for over three years, mainly tutoring high school students. I can help in any math up to calculus two, biology, chemistry, writing, and poetry; math is my strongest subject by far. A lot of my studies have been self-taught, making me capable of passing those skills on to others. All my classes in high school were honors or AP classes so it was necessary to learn time management as well as good study skills. I've also helped many of my college friends pass biology and chemistry this year, without any pay. I have yet to find someone that I've been completely unable to help in a subject that he/she struggles with, this includes someone that was not fluent in English. My college experience has shown me that I also am capable of helping younger students understand concepts by making it relevant to them. Keeping the explanation simple at first and building on that foundation is key to a good learning experiences. In general I like to help others and I feel that this makes me a very capable tutor.
I mainly teach through examples and helping the student understand the "why" to the problems. I feel this helps the student understand his/her work better than just doing the problem blindly. If examples don't provide the necessary insight for the student to be able to do the problem then I adjust my strategy to mimic their learning style. During my junior year in high school I tutored an ESL student in math, through cooperative work we were able to get through all of his homework every week. I have a lot of patience and will answer any question to the best of my ability, even if I have to admit that I don't know the full answer. My style is very student oriented and less me oriented, as evident from my lack of interest in talking about myself too much. Whatever the student needs to succeed I will try to provide as long as it's ethical and doesn't undermine what I stand for.
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