I have been tutoring since I was a second year at Columbia University. I have taught over 50 students in SAT(average score increase 400 points), math, chemistry, and physics. Judging from my student success rate and their expressed satisfaction regarding my programs, my approach is second to none.
My program is customized to fit the specific needs of the student. Because every mind is unique, my program is completely customized. While the classroom is essential to the learning process, it is often unavoidable that the teaching style of one professor or teacher cannot cater to the multiple, varying learning styles of his or her students. My one-on-one programs aim to complement the classroom and fill this void — I am dedicated to getting to know you and how you learn. My tutoring style is highly adaptive — it is my job to observe you carefully and eventually adapt my teaching style to suit your needs.
The drawback of most commercial study guides and standardized prep courses is that a portion of topics are either under-covered, or not covered at all. For logistical reasons, publishers cannot print massive tomes to sell, and likewise teachers have limited time to get through their curriculum, so they resort to ‘scaling back’ certain lessons to meet their constraints. This rationing of material is a disservice to the student, who invests time and money for valuable instruction but is ultimately left clueless about a handful of topics.
I have witnessed this trend among incoming students and crafted a curriculum that knows no bounds: I have dug through volumes of former standardized exams to catalog every possible type of question one can expect to encounter, and have paired each question type with hundreds of practice problems to reinforce the student’s mastery of the subject. By classifying problems according to ‘type,’ extra focus is given on how to solve a particular problem, and in the process the theory behind that problem is dissected to provide a broader, more comprehensive perspective. I am continually updating my library of sample problems to reflect the shifting formats of standardized exams, and unlike prep courses or books, there is no limit to how long I spend with my students to master the material. My time is yours, and I will work with you every step of the way.
I construct my study regimen around the same principle that earned my acceptance into Columbia University: learning should be an incremental process, whereby one first grasps the basics before advancing to the more challenging material. This proven method of study will save students both time and energy as their knowledge steadily builds upon itself. My study plans are centered on exhaustive drills for every question type, increasing in difficulty as the student becomes more proficient, so that a strong foundation is establish early and crystallized as the lessons progress. I don’t stop drilling my students on a given problem type until solving these problems is as easy as adding one plus one.
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