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•Architecture Degree from Thailand
•Master's Degree in Urban Planning from Texas A&M University
•Math Teacher in HISD high school and middle school (2001 -2012)
•Creative application of 3-d geometric construction of origami shapes to math
•Geometry Instructor for Project Grad at Rice University (summers 2009-2011)
My background in architecture and engineering helps me tremendously as I explain mathematical concepts related directly to the working world. I have effective communication skills and am excited to learn about my student's personal interests as well as build a bridge of rapport that supports individual academic pursuits. In order to be a successful instructor, I work hard to know and successfully diagnose my student’s capabilities. I find it stimulating to my math classes when I relate lessons through visuals, which is very comfortable for me to share.
My experience has shown that critical thinking skills is of utmost importance and that is where my focus lies – in thinking and problem solving through highly productive and creative avenues. Since the majority of my ESL or at-risk students have few skills in knowing how to present themselves well, I promote their character through writing and presenting their. These are part of my strengths.
First, I consistently diagnose my students to determine their weaknesses and then build their skills and confidence from that point, to determine what math concepts each student needs in order to master that level and to rise to the next.
I believe that every single student has some good things to offer and in order to become a productive citizen. A lot of urban students seem to lack self-confidence. I believe it is my job to find that core and promote inner strength in my students, to refine them, and to find the best in every one of them. Finally, I promote confidence within themselves so they have the chance to lead a productive life.
Patient-Kind-Great Tutor — Pat is very patient and takes the time needed to work on each and every detail in order for my daughter to really grasp a concept. She does not rush through the material. Pat also gives me the information I need so I can help my daughter on an everyday basis. She is also very kind and an overall wonderful tutor! ...
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