I've had a bit of a background in tutoring, first as a peer tutor through my school, and later as a math tutor for a special needs student who lived in my area. Most of the tutoring I have done has been in math, but I am willing to help students for pretty much any level of this subject. I graduated from Lakeside School in June of 2013, having completed 6 years of the Honors track math program with high marks. In addition, I was an AVID member and co-club leader of the Lakeside school math team, which went on to win quite a few awards in the 4 years I was present.
As for tutoring methods, I prefer a more laid back, reward based approach. I expect the student to drive the lessons and to know beforehand what they want to get out of each session. When I helped my classmates out with homework, I would usually let them stew with the problem for a while, and if they hadn't come up with an answer, I would give them a hint or a tip to get them going in the right direction. I dislike going through every problem step by step, because I feel that it is worthwhile to let the student explore different methods to get the the right solution. I've actually learned quite a bit from people I've helped when they came up with a more elegant or straightforward answer. To put it simply, I do teaching when necessary, but love to have students discover their own paths.
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