I am a senior in mechanical engineering so math is a part everything I do! I've also had an affinity for math since I was young. When I moved to middle school, I started Pre-Algebra in the 6th grade. The school was accelerated academically and I found myself overwhelmed by class I had no prerequisites for. However, I had a passionate teacher, who would remain patient and help me time after time. From then on, I was ahead of the curve and ended up taking AP BC Calculus as a high-school junior....
I am a senior in mechanical engineering so math is a part everything I do! I've also had an affinity for math since I was young. When I moved to middle school, I started Pre-Algebra in the 6th grade. The school was accelerated academically and I found myself overwhelmed by class I had no prerequisites for. However, I had a passionate teacher, who would remain patient and help me time after time. From then on, I was ahead of the curve and ended up taking AP BC Calculus as a high-school junior. I received a 4 out of 5 on my BC Calculus AP Exam, a 620 and 600 on the math and writing sections of the SAT. I've even been a finalist for a scholarship based on an essay I wrote in the 8th grade.
I was a personal tutor for 1 year and an AVID tutor for another. As a personal tutor, I had multiple sessions a week one-on-one, helping with 6th grade math. Sessions were scheduled to be one hour, but always made sure to have wiggle room in case my student was in need of extra time. As an AVID tutor I would work with groups of 7-10 and assist them with multiple subjects within a hour time period.
I work well with people that are younger than me because of my time as a rock climbing instructor for summer camps. With respect to learning, I've found that students normally have the ability to learn material, but become discouraged when certain things are difficult. Therefore, the most important aspect of tutoring is to help the student build confidence in their own ability. As a division 1 track athlete, I understand the difficulty of trying to build confidence in your own ability with thing you don't have a natural aptitude. This makes me a well rounded and patient teacher. Patience is a fundamental attribute needed for tutoring and I believe I not only have that, but also the necessary positive demeanor to encourage students to keep going.
There are some great people available to work with, but I believe my own patience and ability to relate to people's experience makes me a great candidate. I do well to break things down