My major was in Biology with a minor in Chemistry, both subjects I feel passionately about, as well as education in general. I believe that my enthusiasm for math and science based classes and my desire to help others learn is one of my strengths as a tutor, and has been the focus with the majority of my clients up to this point. I am also qualified, however, to help students with reading, writing and test preparations and while I am confident working in almost all advanced high school classes, a lot of my work to this point has also been with elementary and middle school students, including some experience with students with learning disabilities.
I have worked with a variety of students so far, from students who are struggling with a particular subject, to students who are working with general learning issues, to students seeking a competitive edge. I recognize that each student I work with has different needs and I customize a plan for each individual. I identify the purpose of our time together, how they have been performing up to that point, how they have been approaching the material and try to determine the dominant learning type(s) of the student (visual, auditory, kinesthetic) and use this information to shape my recommendations for them. However, I still feel like the best thing I can do is to try and make learning fun!
I focus some of my spare time on continuing education through resources such as MIT's Open Courseware. This allows me to stay up-to-date on current scientific theories, review material that I may not have worked with in a while, as well as gives me an opportunity to see how some top professors portray the material in their classes. I consciously work during each tutoring session to improve my teaching techniques and adapt to each student.
I look forward to working with you and your student and helping them learn to enjoy learning!
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