My name is Swapnil. I completed a Master's in physics from Georgia Institute of Technology and BS in physics and math from University of Texas Arlington. I am as curious about learning as I am about teaching.
I have eight years' experience of tutoring all math and all physics courses. Furthermore, I have tutored SAT and GRE math for a long time and my students have done great (almost perfect) in their placement exams.
Teaching and learning are two faces of the same coin. In a sense, teaching is also learning. As I tutored in the past I have found that I learn the material more each time I teach it. That is why, having an experienced tutor makes a difference. I am happy that I have gotten this experience as I have been tutoring for the last eight years. After tutoring for such a long time, I became a certified tutor at the tutoring center at College. Furthermore, I have taught physics and math lectures, labs, and recitations at Georgia Institute of Technology as a Graduate Teaching Assistant.
While tutoring, the first thing I try to understand is where the student is having the problem. I believe that without understanding where and what the problem is, it is impossible to solve it. Therefore after I understand the problem, I try to explain the solution of the problem or the concept behind it in many different ways; I have experienced that different people find different explanation more understandable.
When I also help students with their homework, at the same time I also help them to provide the concept behind the problem that will help them solve similar problem by themselves in the future. I also do my homework before tutoring to make sure that I give a hundred percent of what I am trying to do. I become friendly with students because I believe tutoring sessions have to be less formal compared to the classroom environment. Friendly explanation not only encourages students to ask their questions without hesitation but also creates interest in the subject they study.
Suffice it to say that, my goal for each tutoring session is to change a passive, dependent learner into an active and independent learner. If you wish to contact me, please email me through WyzAnt. Feel free to set up a tutoring session and ask other relevant questions.
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