Learning success is critical to achieving one's long-term career objectives in today's competitive, globalized marketplace. As a tutor, I take personal pride in helping each and every student master those subjects necessary for them to go on and become financially independent, well-educated citizens.
Undergraduate Degree: University of Connecticut - Bachelors, French/Spanish
Hiking, canoeing, and medieval literature as my hobbies/interests
What is your teaching philosophy?
Every student is different, but the goal of helping them achieve learning success doesn't change. That's where I come in -- providing the extra tutoring necessary so that they can achieve their learning objectives.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
For a first session with a student, I'll take a few minutes to get to know the student on an interpersonal level, as well as get a sense of where they stand with the subjects in question. After that, we do a little review to see what needs to be learned, work out a game plan, etc. Then, we wade right into the material at a good pace.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Finding what interests a student about a subject will help them stay focused on achieving the broader goal.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Try different methods of conveying the concept. Not everything needs to be learned solely through the written word. Diagrams, explanations, pictures, and other means can aid in student learning.