University of Connecticut (Mathematics)
Wake Forest University (Master's)
I am currently a second year graduate Mathematics student at Wake Forest University with over 6 years tutoring experience. I am fully capable of tutoring students of all grade levels in any subject. I have experience in both one on one, or group sessions, and still have much of the material I used while tutoring at my disposal.
I began tutoring in high school through a program at my school. Through this program I tutored students in grammar school in the subjects of Math and Science. It was mostly one on one tutoring sessions done in school, or at the local library. I stayed with this program for over 2 years, eventually including high school students. Towards the end of the program I was tutoring about 10 different people regularly in the subjects of Geometry, Algebra, and grammar school level math.
My undergraduate education was spent at the University of Connecticut, where I received a B.S. in Mathematics, and a minor in Physics. There I spent 3 years tutoring students in all level of college level Math. Since the program was directly through the Math department, tutoring sessions were done in an open setting rather than by regular appointments. There had to teach as many as 20 students at a time in a group session. I was also responsible for leading algebra workshops, which may include as many of 35-40 students.
For the past two years I have worked as a private tutor in all areas of Mathematics, Statistics, and Physics. Most of this included one on one sessions. I was able to keep most of my old material to have at my disposal. In my experience you can never have enough examples for students to try. In my one on one sessions, I try to introduce the material to students in a way that they have never seen before. In my experience the biggest hurdle to jump for students is finding a way to relate to the material. It is through breaking down the material into a way they can relate to that they will fully understand the concepts, rather than just blindly plug numbers into a calculator. In short, when I tutor, I try and teach the "Why" instead of the "How". I am currently a second year graduate Mathematics student at Wake Forest University with over 6 years tutoring experience. I am fully capable of tutoring students of all grade levels in any subject. I have experience in both one on one, or group sessions, and still have much of the material I used while tutoring at my disposal.
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