I am a certified k-12 teacher of Mathematics and scored in the top 15% nationally for the Praxis II Math (teaching test for math). I've been tutoring in Mathematics and SAT for 2 years or so. I've also coached on and off in Taekwondo, Wrestling, and Brazilian Jujitsu.
I have loved to learn and show others what I know since I was very young. I believe the best way to learn is to teach yourself and others, but if you're struggling to find that way that works best for you, I'm happy to help. The problem in educating yourself first is that sometimes you never learned how; the failings of the American Education system! As a tutor, I think it's important to fairly (in other words, not charge an exorbitant amount) offer help not only in a subject, but also to offer materials that help students self-educate.
Self-Education is the key. In that way, students of any subject free themselves, feel they can understand the intuition of material on their own, and become empowered. To get there, students might need a little nudge from tutors like myself. A little help lets someone get a little understanding, and that sparks an interest. What I think I give that is unique in my personality is the curiosity of a child, the logic of an adult, and good intuition and empathy for others' needs.
I graduated college with a Mathematics degree. I could not learn or practice in high school and coasted (this does not work in college!). I had to force myself to see how I learned and how I could orient myself to make time to learn, to take an interest in learning. Now it seems to get easier and easier.
To summarize, I want to bestow in my lessons: ways to study that work for you as a student, materials (mostly internet) that can help you learn if a tutor or teacher isn't around, and then of course the content knowledge itself.
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