Currently, I am a graduate student at Columbia University studying to become an Actuary. I graduated from UCLA with a bachelor of science in Biology and have been tutoring for as long as I can remember. After college I worked at a tutoring center tutoring elementary through high school students in both math and science, as well as the math section of the SAT. Previously I had been tutoring students in both math and science for the seven years. I have found that working one-on-one with students is much more effective than classroom or group settings since I can work with each students strengths and weaknesses. Students might shy away from raising their hands in class or asking teachers for help, so I always make sure my students feel comfortable to let me know when they are having trouble. I am patient and take my time with students that are having difficulties in certain areas and present the material so that it is easier to absorb. Teachers seem to breeze by topics they feel students should just understand, but everyone has their own pace of learning. I take my time and insure that my students full understand the subject before moving on. Also I have found over the years that students become discouraged and lose motivation when they take difficult classes. My aim has always been to shake them from that view and encourage them to stay motivated.
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