I have recently graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in chemistry. I just started working a day job, but I would love to get into tutoring again! I tutored a bit of general chemistry in college and honestly, I loved the experience! I would love to teach chemistry and math because of my solid foundation in these subjects. I would love to be a teacher later in life, but for now, I want to focus on how far I can go with chemistry. On my free time, I love playing Ultimate Frisbee, running, watching TV, and hanging out with friends. I believe that compatibility is very important between tutor and student, so I definitely hope that I am able to communicate with some students that need help in the maths and sciences!
Undergraduate Degree: Northwestern University - Bachelors, Chemistry
ACT Composite: 33
ACT English: 32
ACT Math: 35
ACT Reading: 32
ACT Science: 32
SAT Math: 800
SAT Writing: 700
GRE Quantitative: 166
Running, Reading, Ultimate Frisbee
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy is communication, preparation, and compatibility! I feel like both sides need to prepare for tutoring sessions. There needs to be a strong level of communication between student and tutor, and the teaching methods and learning methods between student and tutor should be synchronized!
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
In a typical first session, it is important to establish what the student has knowledge of, what his weaknesses are, and what methods of teaching are most effective.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I would try to use different methods of teaching the concept. Analogies are a great way to get certain concepts across. Example problems are definitely another great way.