Hello, my name is Sean. I am a high school graduate, class of 2010. Throughout high school, I highly favored mathematics. In high school, I was put into an advanced mathematics program until graduation and therefore was able to pass Calculus 2. I also was fortunate enough to participate in many math competitions with my school. In college this spring, I will be majoring in Accounting in hopes of one day being an accountant for a business or for myself.
As a tutor, my ultimate goal is to show kids that even though math can be hard, math is also fun. I feel a major reason many can struggle in math is because of a major dislike for the subject. Once a person can give mathematics the chance, everything can become clearer and easier. The pieces can just fall into place. As a tutor, I will show kids the simplest ways to solve math problems. I will not only try to teach them the correct methods for solving a problem, but also show them why it works so they have a deeper understanding of math. With a deeper understanding of math, I believe anyone, with some practice, can do any math equation they set their mind to. My ultimate goal as a math tutor is to have the children begin to understand how and why math works. With this, the children will more and more be able to do math more difficult problems with less and less help needed.
On a different note, I have been playing piano for 14 years now and love every minute of it. A far off dream of mine is to be a professional piano player of sorts. Regardless of whether or not this goal is achieved, music is a way of life for me. My ultimate goal if asked to tutor is to help the student learn the to put emotion into their music. Emotion can make any song your own. I can teach the basics of piano to all ages through use of flashcards, hands on playing, and stressing the fact that hitting all the correct notes sounds good, but hitting the correct notes with feeling and emotion sounds great.
As it stands, I know that teaching is a two-way road of of learning. Students learn from the teachers, and teachers learn from the students. I believe a lot can factor in to what makes a good tutor. Knowledge of the material, tutoring methods, personal experience, etc. But more factors in than just the subject of the tutoring. Tutoring is a personal experience between a teacher and student that involves care, kindness, understanding, and patience. I believe I have these to offer if hired, as I once had to struggle and learn. So now it's time to give back.
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