I am currently a graduate student at Texas Tech University. I am getting my Masters in Physical Chemistry, which basically translates into a high proficiency in chemistry and math. My bachelor’s is in Secondary Science Education so not only to I have knowledge of the subject, but I also have the training to be both effective and efficient in my tutoring.
As a tutor, I want to go beyond increasing the academic well being of the student; I want them to understand the reasoning for the information they are learning. This is why I like to incorporate real world examples in my tutoring. I have found in my own personal studies but also in those that I’ve tutored that people tend to learn by relating the new material to something they have previously learned. Real world examples are one of the best ways to do this because not only does it acclimate the mind, but it also gives an incentive to learn. If the students can in turn use the knowledge they have learned and apply it to something real, then true learning has occurred. My goal is not simply to increase your scores by a letter grade or better; in fact, my goals go way beyond that.
My goal is for the student to begin to see the academic subjects they learn through the lens of reality. My goal is that students not only learn the material, but that they can also help others do the same. My goal is that students can recognize the value in learning. My goal is that students can learn how to think about the subject matter they learn in a new light.
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