Colorado State University
I am going to be a senior in college studying Civil Engineering, and am currently taking some time off to gain work and travel experience. I just returned from a year long trip around Australia and New Zealand, and this only confirmed my love of travel and exploration.
I started tutoring in High School, as part of the "Link Leader" program at our school. After my junior year in High School, I spent 8 weeks living in Nicaragua with a host family. I became involved in many daily activities, including helping my host sisters with their homework in the evenings. I also worked to develop "Charlas", or presentations in the local schools about many subjects, including hygiene and health.
I continued tutoring while I was studying at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, tutoring mostly College level students in Math.
I enjoy having the freedom to create innovative and interesting ways of presenting material. I believe the student I am working with is the most important part of teaching any subject; I can teach them how to solve a problem, but this information is 'lost to the wind' if it's not sinking in with them. I use skills of observation to judge what is being retained, and what is being lost. There is no harm in repetition, either on a particular problem, or on a whole concept. I like being flexible, and am happy to adjust to each individual's learning style. One of the best ways I've found to reinforce the knowledge is to work out an example problem as they watch, and then ask *them* to solve a similar problem while I offer suggestions. I am going to be a senior in college studying Civil Engineering, and am currently taking some time off to gain work and travel experience. I just returned from a year long trip around Australia and New Zealand, and this only confirmed my love of travel and exploration.
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