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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Actuarial Science)
I'm a healthcare consultant and a recently credentialed actuary.
I tutored pre-calculus and calculus in high school and also tutored calculus along with numerous actuarial science classes at the University of Illinois. All of the students I tutored had differing needs - from simply learning the basics, to improving their test-taking abilities.
My methods for tutoring these students typically changed depending on the student need, but generally followed similar guidelines:
1) Introduction - Learning the basics to a particular problem or concept.
2) Identification - How is this problem or concept different from others in the chapter/test? How is it similar? What phrase or numbers will we see on an examination that will let us know to apply this concept or formula?
3) Checking - What's the best method for checking your answer? Are there two ways to do this problem or apply this concept?
4) Repetition - Essentially practicing variations of problems until concepts are hammered home. I once heard a quote about professional golfers that I like and always try to apply it to my math studies - "Amateurs practice until they get it right. Professionals practice until they can't get it wrong." I'm a healthcare consultant and a recently credentialed actuary.
I tutored pre-calculus and calculus in high school and also tutored calculus along with numerous Read more
I was failing statistics. I took a class that was way over my head because they didn't require a math prerequisite and I needed statistics for graduation. Well, by the midterm, I was in major trouble because I had forgotten many algebra skills. Matt helped me study for the midterm and then helped me with basic math skills that I needed along with the statistics concepts. I ended up getting an A- and my GPA was saved!
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