I'm currently a senior at Stevens Institute of Technology finishing my Bachelor and Master of Civil Engineering. I've worked as a tutor for 3 years in a variety of math and science based courses.
At school, I've always helped tutor my friends in the courses we take together. Learning their habits, strengths, and weaknesses has allowed me to find out how they learn best, and then tailor my explanations to that style. My personal strength in communication has been as asset in all my tutoring. Everyone learns differently, and that's ok.
I'm hoping to help students achieve their goals through a better understanding of the material.
Undergraduate Degree: Stevens Institute of Technology - Bachelors, Civil Engineering
Graduate Degree: Stevens Institute of Technology - Masters, Structural Engineering
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1490
SAT Math: 800
SAT Verbal: 720
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How can you help a student become an independent learner?
You have to teach a student how to learn, and how to evaluate learning material, not how to evaluate one particular problem. If you can teach a student how to think, they'll be their own tutor.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Students should have goals set and always be working towards them. Not everything will be perfect, but we will strive for growth!