In my teaching experience at Southern Methodist University and in Brazil, I have frequently taught various levels of Mathematics, which included Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus. My tutoring methods concentrate on having the student work through problems with guidelines to advance when he/she get stuck so that the student can solve problems independently and gain confidence to go to the exam/tests.
I would like to tell you about my teaching experience and tutoring methods. Currently, I am...
In my teaching experience at Southern Methodist University and in Brazil, I have frequently taught various levels of Mathematics, which included Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus. My tutoring methods concentrate on having the student work through problems with guidelines to advance when he/she get stuck so that the student can solve problems independently and gain confidence to go to the exam/tests.
I would like to tell you about my teaching experience and tutoring methods. Currently, I am a teacher assistant at the Southern Methodist University working to finish my PhD in Mechanical Engineering. My position gives me the opportunity to teach students at college level. Courses that I can tutor include various levels of Algebra, Trigonometry, basic topics of Calculus, and even some basic Math.
Especially in the subject of Math, it is very important to practice, and to stay up to date in the topics that the professor is covering. Just watching the professor solve problems is not enough, it is essential that you can solve the problem on your own. Practice is 90% of the job.
In the class, I would give an example of a problem, and then give time for the students to work a similar problem to see how you can apply the tools by yourself. When you study for a exam or test, it is important to practice similar problems that can appear on the test, not just look over problems that the professor solve in class. After the student gain some confidence it is time to speed up the solving process so that you can manage stress and some the problem on the testa day on time.
Therefore, my tutoring methods would involve teaching some topics of the problem, solve one or two problems and then let the student solve 2 or 3 similar problems on their own. Every time the student get stuck I will help with some strategies to go through the problem. Once the topic is covered and the student can solve problems on his/her own we can advance to the next set of problem.
While in Brazil, I taught students to learn English and some Americans