I have a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from UCLA and a passion for mathematics and physics. In addition, I am a painter and write short fiction and poetry. Ultimately, learning is about using one's creative power and applying it to the different subjects; it involves recognizing one's strengths and using them to create knowledge structures that can support effective learning. That and creating a positive atmosphere are two of my main tutoring goals.
Here are some ideas of the tutoring areas I offer:
I can take complex mathematical concepts and break them down into manageable and tangible pieces that are at the current level of the student. No two students are alike in their learning; thus, as part of the tutoring process, I first acquire and understanding of the student's current capabilities and concerns. The existing understanding of math is truly the basis upon which tutoring is built. I tutor all grades in arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus.
Physics depends heavily on mathematical concepts and because physics deals, for the most part, with more tangible concepts, it is a perfect mix for students studying both math and physics.
Spanish is my first language. I offer tutoring in general grammar and prefer to focus on conversation, depending on the student's current proficiency.
I work in oil and have a grasp of color and technique. Tutoring in art requires listening to the student's need for expression and seeking to unfold his or her natural talent. Ultimately the medium is a personal choice and the concepts apply to media other than oil.
As a writer I tutor students to think critically and find a way to structure their thoughts on various subjects.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS
I am currently working on a Master's in Education with a focus on English Language Learners. The idea of helping students acquire the language is personally important because of my experience.
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