I have been helping answer Math and Science questions since high school. While in college I spent a lot of time tutoring high school students in Math and college students in Physics. I was awarded the Outstanding Lab Assistant and Tutor Award for Physics two years in a row. When I graduated I was the outstanding Graduate in Secondary Education (2005-06 graduating class) and the Outstanding Graduate in Physics (also for the 2005-06 graduating class). Since returning to New Jersey, I have received my NJ State Teaching License and have been enjoying tutoring in both Math and Physics as well as finding a permanent teaching position. I love the one-on-one interactions and experiences from tutoring to improve my teaching skills and abilities.
Since every student has different needs, my examples and methods are based on what works for your student. If the abstract concepts do not make sense, I try to create concrete examples that will. My job is help build confidence and reinforce content that was covered too quickly in school so that your student can demonstrate mastery of the subject in school for in class projects and tests.
The responsibility for learning does fall on the student. If they are not motivated to learn, my methods won't matter. The high school students I have tutored typically raise their grade a full letter grade by the time the class is complete, but they were intrinsically motivated to do better and I equipped them with the skills to do so.
I have a passion for learning and my goal is to help students develop a greater like for subjects typically disliked (or even hated) by clearing up confusion that creates frustration.
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