Hi, my name is Alex and I am a current Senior at the University of Illinois. I am studying Finance in the College of Business, which has recently been ranked the 6th best Finance program in the nation. I am from Arlington Heights, Illinois, and attended High School in District 214, which ranks as one of the best districts in the state. I am very personable and caring and will make sure my students truly understand the material that I teach.
In my free time, I enjoy exercising, reading, and watching sports. I am a big fan of College Basketball and European Soccer.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Current Undergrad, Finance
basketball, soccer, reading, Shark Tank, triathlons
What is your teaching philosophy?
To be patient and careful in teaching so that students are able to truly understand the material.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Get to know one another and figure out how the student best learns. Also, begin to develop a personal connection with the student so he/she feels comfortable with me.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
By showing the student how gaining the knowledge in the subject will pay off in the future.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I figure out a different way to teach it until he/she understands!
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
I dissect the material and slowly build up teaching each concept until the overall concept can be understood.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
Asking the student to teach me the material. If you can teach it, you know it!
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
I use positive encouragement.