I've been fortunate enough to experience all kinds of teachers, and I feel my own teaching style has been something of a combination of all their best aspects. I always begin by figuring out what the student knows conceptually, without considering numerical answers at all. This can be done through questions or just diagrams (I will pretty much draw a diagram for every question). I then use guiding questions to push the student towards figuring out the answer on their own. In the end, my main focus is making sure that the student learns the concept rather than just the question, because then they can apply that knowledge towards future learning.
I am a college student at Stevens Institute of Technology. I did the full IB Diploma in my high school and got a 7 in IB Physics Higher Level (out of 7). I really enjoy tutoring, and have been doing so ever since 9th grade (of course, since then, I started branching out into more advanced and more academically challenging lessons).
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Graduated high school with a 3.8 GPA
Completed the full IB Diploma and received a 40/45, including a 7 on IB Physics Higher Level
Tutor currently at Mathnasium, a math learning center for K-12 students, as well as for Chegg, an online tutoring platform where I work with high school and college students
Worked as a volunteer tutor for middle school sports teams
Taught music to local underprivileged children
I worked with Derek in high school in various volunteer opportunities. What always struck me about him was his unique way of capturing the attention of those he was working with. Not only is he very good at tailoring his teaching style to each individual, but he is also able to identify what exactly the student is struggling with, and what type of help they need. Derek is an excellent tutor and I am sure he will help you find interest in the subject you're learning, as well as excel in it!
I worked with Derek in various volunteer opportunities. He always had an amazing ability to make students feel very comfortable and confident about their skills, and find a way to make them interested in what they were doing.
Whether it be with a young child or with a peer, Derek has a very good grasp of understanding what exactly needs help with. We both taught piano to underprivileged children together and for a year, I watched as Derek tutored one of the girls with the program. She was very active and never really paid attention to what we were learning. Derek found a very specific way to motivate her and make her interested in piano. I was very surprised to see the student sitting eagerly and calmly at the piano ready to learn after Derek started working with her.
I would definitely recommend Derek for his unique ability to connect with students and teach them what they really need to know!
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