I got introduced to teaching when I was in my teens by working with my siblings, cousins, neighbors etc. It soon became a regular practice to sit with my younger sibling to check his homework assignments and prepare him for his examinations.
When in college, teaching became my profession. I started to teach kids from K-10. It soon gave me purpose to continue my journey of gaining knowledge. I taught middle school subjects like mathematics and science including physics, chemistry and biology while I myself was studying economics, mathematics and statistics.
I have also been a teacher in preschool for more than a year which has led me to understand the importance of child psychology and the relevance of mode of teaching.
I feel that I had a nag of teaching which got developed into passion. I am always eager to help someone understand a concept, clear their doubts, and give them a guide and pathway towards learning.
Undergraduate Degree: Scottish Church College - Bachelors, Economics
Graduate Degree: Suffolk University - Master of Science, Economics
GRE Quantitative: 770
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What is your teaching philosophy?
Teaching is all about gauging the capacity and the wavelength at which a student can understand a material. Teaching for me is to know that my student understands and not just knows.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Begin to know each other, and review what he already knows.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
By motivating him to solve real-life problems.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
By appreciating them.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Use a different, real-life situation or drawn method.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Set timers with increasingly lengthier comprehensions.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
To be playful and funny at times.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
By making that subject a piece of cake.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
Ask multiple questions.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
With tests and practices.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
Through tests and their responses.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
Loose rough pages, pencils, and loads of "Good job" smileys.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
It can move from theoretical to practical-based.