I've had a lot of experience tutoring at my college specifically for math courses. I tend to let students try to solve problems and when they run into question I try my best to answer them thoroughly. When it comes to mathematics I try to let students know it's not all about memorization but about critical thinking skills and problem solving. I also try to understand the students background as far as what they have been taught and what kind of assumptions they can make for certain problems. Most importantly I'm patient because mathematics takes time for people to understand, and can be difficult but can also be a lot of fun.
Also because of my experience in psychology I have learned basic things about human learning and motivation so I have an idea of certain ways to approach teaching complex material and concepts. I also have this experience specifically for mathematics given my experience with math tutoring. So I have had time to learn what kind of approaches work with certain kinds of people and what kind of approaches don't. So I can also offer advice to parents about things they could do to help their children.
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