Teaching, tutoring, and working with students in general is my passion.
I started tutoring when I was in high school and worked as a teaching assistant during college. My thirst for knowledge led me to graduate school and to accepting a teaching position at a local four year college where I am currently teach Economics and Management.
But long before I had a chance to become a teacher I spent many years on the other side of the education process. I received my undergraduate degree in Economics with 3.9 GPA from University of Maryland College Park. I scored in the top 10% on my GMAT, and I graduated from one of the top 15 business schools in the US, UCLA Anderson School of Management. During my years of studying I had the privilege to observe and to learn from some of the best professors in the world. I borrowed from their teaching styles and techniques and today, when I teach my college classes, I often remember all the great professors that I learned from and strive to achieve their level of teaching excellency.
I teach classes of about 30 students on a daily basis, but still maintain my passion for and interest in teaching/tutoring students one-on-one. I firmly believe that individual attention students receive during tutoring sessions leads to most efficient learning and educational outcomes.
My years of studying and teaching have given me an opportunity to develop a set of principles that guide my teaching and comprise my teaching philosophy:
1. Individual attention and availability to my students. I make sure my students understand the material and I make myself available if questions arise or clarifications are needed.
2. Active learning. The most effective way to learn is through practice and discovery. Instead of lecturing at students, as happens a lot in education, I lead students on a journey of discovery where they learn by doing, observing, and reasoning thereby not only mastering the subject matter, but also developing and sharpening their critical thinking skills.
3. Intellectual authority and enthusiasm for the subject. For students to learn effectively, they have to be absolutely confident that their teacher is an expert on the subject. And to maintain students' interest the teacher must be passionately interested in the material being taught.
In addition to my experience in education, I had spent 6 years working in private wealth management in Washington, DC where I acquired a variety of skills and experiences that I find useful for my classroom and in my everyday life. So unlike some teachers and academics, I actually have real world business experience and my students find that to be extremely beneficial to their learning.
Thank you for reading and I hope we will have a chance to meet and go on a learning adventure together.
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