# Anand

Certified Tutor

Undergraduate Degree: National Institute of Technology Warangal India - Bachelors, Mechanical Engineering

Graduate Degree: Drexel University - Masters, Mechanical Engineering

Graduate Degree: University of Maryland-College Park - PHD, Mechanical Engineering

GRE Quantitative: 790

Songs, Travel, Math, and Physics.

A Level Prep

A Level Mathematics

A Level Physics

ACCUPLACER Prep

ACCUPLACER Arithmetic

Business

Business Calculus

CLEP Prep

CLEP Calculus

CLEP College Algebra

CLEP College Mathematics

CLEP Precalculus

College Math

College Physics

COMPASS Prep

COMPASS Mathematics

Engineering

GCSE Prep

GCSE Mathematics

GCSE Physics

GED Math

High School Physics

IB Physics

Mechanical Engineering

Newtonian Mechanics

OAT Physics

OAT Quantitative Reasoning

PCAT Quantitative Ability

Quantitative Reasoning

Statics

Statics and Dynamics

What is your teaching philosophy?

My teaching vision is to train students in solving technical problems with fun. Traditional classrooms typically involve an instructor writing on the chalkboard, with no feedback from students if they are following the class. This one-way communication from instructor is inefficient, because students lose interest in the subject and the instructor does not get any feedback from students. Feedback is critical in improvement. Hence, my tutoring goals are: (a) determine the problem of student, (b) address the problem, (c) keep the session engaging via two-way communication, and (d) receive feedback from student.

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

After introduction, I would ask the student the area in which tutoring help is needed. If there is more than one area, I would ask them to prioritize so that we can take a step by step approach and address each area at a time. Depending on student's learning ability, more than one area could be focused at a time.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I'd motivate the student to have interest in the subject. The motivation could be in the form of providing practical applications, or/and getting good grades.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I'd motivate by providing real-life examples. Further, stating that improvement in one subject area or more leads to: (a) better grades, which may mean personal satisfaction or/and getting admission into a good undergraduate/graduate school, and (b) have a strong foundation, which would or may help them in their future career.

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

My approach is hands-on and practical. I would see if the concept or skill can be applied towards student interest or hobby, e.g. playing football. The other approach is writing down the concept on a piece of paper rather than discussing it verbally.

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

Read slowly at a steady pace.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

By asking questions and observing the student's approach in solving problems.

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

I am flexible and would use material that a student already has or/and feels comfortable using.

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

(a) Start off right away by asking the student in which areas tutoring help is required. (b) Prioritize the areas and address them step by step. (c) Depending on timeline and the student's learning ability, more than one area can be focused on at a time.

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

Provide a link between the subject and practical applications, day to day activities, and the student's interests/hobbies or getting good grades to have a bright future.

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

(a) Ask a question and see if the student gives the correct answer. (b) Practice the material with the student. (c) If possible, give homework to be completed by the next session.

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

(a) State upfront that the student can overcome the hurdle. (b) Ask the student to practice the concepts and immediately answer questions. This approach can be repeated. With improvement, the student would automatically build confidence.

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

Depending on the student's need, I would change my approach. For example, some students might be comfortable talking it through, and others may want to write down.