Hello!
My name is Emily W. and I am a 22 year old recent college graduate, with a B.S. in physics from Boston College. I moved from Massachusetts to central Florida in September to push myself and try something new. My first formal teaching experience began this past summer, as I taught Applied Physics at the Exploration School at Yale University, a boarding school for mainly international high school students. Since moving to Florida, I have so far tutored Geometry, Algebra I, Algebra II,...
Hello!
My name is Emily W. and I am a 22 year old recent college graduate, with a B.S. in physics from Boston College. I moved from Massachusetts to central Florida in September to push myself and try something new. My first formal teaching experience began this past summer, as I taught Applied Physics at the Exploration School at Yale University, a boarding school for mainly international high school students. Since moving to Florida, I have so far tutored Geometry, Algebra I, Algebra II, College Algebra, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, with hopes to expand my palette.
Tutoring is an exciting occupation because every opportunity is totally new, even when teaching the same subject. It is a reward and a challenge to come up with new ways to explain the same topics because every student learns differently. The most rewarding part of any tutoring session is the "Aha" moment where the student finally understands a difficult topic. A teacher in a classroom must teach topics broadly to try to appeal to as many students as possible, but this approach instead leaves most students partially understanding instead of fully understanding. The job of a tutor is to bridge that gap and create full understanding through personalized lessons while making personal connections to the student.
As a tutor, I would expect students to encounter challenging material, to be perplexed, and to be amazed when they realize how much they can achieve on their own.
Math/Science-Related Test Scores:
SAT: 2040
AP Calculus: 5
AP Chemistry: 5
AP Physics: 4
AP Java: 4
Physics Electives: Special Relativity, High Energy Astrophysics, Plasma Physics
College Maths: Honors Multivariable Calculus, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations
Tutoring is a unique experience where the student is not staring at a chalkboard, spacing out as the teacher explains each concept in an impersonal way. It is not an experience where the student is handed a worksheet and can work in small groups, but is too afraid to admit to fellow classmates that they don't understand the material. A tutor is a mentor, an alternative type of learning, a form of guided independence that is aimed toward understanding and success. It is my goal that after every tutoring session, the student will have mastered something new and feel more confident in school.