# Jeremy

Certified Tutor

Undergraduate Degree: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - Bachelors, Biology, Psychology

Graduate Degree: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - Masters, Education

SAT Mathematics Level 2: 710

SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 1: 720

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10th Grade Math

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3rd Grade Math

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4th Grade Science

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8th Grade Science

9th Grade Math

ACCUPLACER College-Level Math

ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra

Anatomy & Physiology

Applied Mathematics

ASPIRE Math

ASPIRE Science

ASVAB Prep

Cell Biology

CLEP Biology

CLEP Calculus

CLEP Chemistry

CLEP College Algebra

CLEP College Mathematics

CLEP Introductory Psychology

CLEP Precalculus

College Biology

College Chemistry

College Math

Developmental Algebra

Developmental Biology

Ecology

Elementary Algebra

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Science

Evolution

Evolutionary Biology

General Biology

General Chemistry

GRE Subject Test in Chemistry

GRE Subject Test in Mathematics

GRE Subject Test in Psychology

GRE Subject Tests

High School Biology

High School Chemistry

Honors Chemistry

HSPT Math

Life Sciences

MCAT Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems

Middle School Science

Molecular Biology

Molecular Genetics

PCAT Biology

PCAT Chemistry

SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 1

SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 2

SAT Subject Tests Prep

Singing

Social Sciences

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe that every student learns at a different pace. Education must be differentiated in order for all students to achieve and I know that with my help, students who are struggling can catch up and get ahead in their classes.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

The first thing I will do is assess prior knowledge. I need to know what the student knows before I can decide the areas that need the most focus.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I will teach students study strategies, and time management skills and test taking strategies to help them take charge of their learning.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

I would attempt to teach the concept in multiple ways, or create a mnemonic device for them to remember.

What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?

I first like to gauge how the student learns, whether it be visual, auditory or kinetic. Everyone learns differently.

What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?

I always look for knowledge checks and ask many questions. You can tell when a student is confused just by the look on their face.

How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?

I would let the student practice until they can explain the concept to me.

How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?

I look to see where they are struggling the most and tackle that area. I would also encourage the student to tell me what works and doesn't work.

What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?

I like to use white boards and calculators (math).

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I would give the student breaks when needed and much encouragement.

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

If a student is struggling with reading comprehension, I work through the passage with them and help them look for the context clues.

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

I would attempt to tie the subject to things they are interested in. If a student is interested in running a farm but doesn't want to learn math, I explain that there are many financial decisions that will need math in the future to run a farm.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

I look to see where the student is struggling most. I encourage students to take charge of their own learning and use meta-cognitive practices so they can know what they know.