In my over twenty years of teaching, I have found that all students can succeed if they believe they can succeed and if they want to. My role as a teacher is to "sell" this concept to my students, as members of a class and as individuals. I have been successful at this most important sales job. My experience includes teaching students in urban, suburban, magnet, private, and public schools; teaching AP level, honors level, college prep level, and conceptual level courses; and teaching students with a variety of learning styles.
I know that students learn by doing, not by listening. My tutoring sessions are guided by "doing", with explanations and encouragement as needed. My goal in all of my teaching and tutoring is to eliminate the students' need for me. This does not always happen, but the students do become more confident, self-sufficient, and successful over time .This confidence extends into everything they do, not just their math or science courses.
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