University of Colorado Boulder (electrical engineeri)
I am just getting started as an independent academic tutor. I have previously worked as a lab tutor at the University of Colorado, where I saw students on a walk-in basis rather than an ongoing appointment structure. I also have more than twelve years of military experience, including nine years in a leadership role, which has given me a lot of experience and training as a mentor and counselor.
I do not bring the hard-nosed drill sergeant approach that you might expect from a military background. I have found that working in collaboration is more effective than yelling or placing unreasonable demands. My education background is that I am currently a senior electrical engineering student at the University of Colorado, Boulder. I have excelled in a variety of math courses, including Calculus 1-3, Differential Equations, and Probability. I have not forgotten the lower level math, either. A solid foundation in Algebra is the key to success in all subsequent math courses. I am also a parent of two young children.
My tutoring method is about connecting with each student to find their own intrinsic interests, motivations and abilities, and then help them apply these to their academic goals. My first 1-4 sessions with each student are introductory, and may not be specifically academically focused. I will use these sessions to get to know the student, build trust, establish a relationship, and assess their current academic abilities and needs. At the end of the introductory sessions, I will develop a personalized curriculum approach for the student and present this to the student and the parent. In some instances, a parent meeting in the absence of the child may be warranted. (Note that all references to parent involvement do not apply to older students who hire me themselves).
I will expect full parent involvement in implementing your child's curriculum plan, both to increase the value of the tutoring to your child and to help the child stay motivated between sessions. You can expect from me a tutoring experience that is tailored to your child and surpasses their expectations in not only academics but also life skills. I am just getting started as an independent academic tutor. I have previously worked as a lab tutor at the University of Colorado, where I saw students on a walk-in basis rather than an ongoing appointment structure. I also have more than twelve years of military experience, including nine years in a leadership role, which has given me a lot of
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Physics courses (algebra based or calculus based) up through college physics 3. Studies include Newtonian mechanics (linear and rotational), work and energy, particles and waves, electricity and magnetism, light and images.