Hey! My name is Rohan, and I'm very excited to be a Varsity Tutor. I've been tutoring since I was fourteen years old, and being an older brother, I've also had countless experience tutoring my younger sister. I bring a positive and exciting attitude to my teaching style, and my main goal is always to ensure my client is learned and satisfied.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Illinois at Chicago - Current Undergrad, Psychology
ACT Composite: 35
ACT English: 35
ACT Math: 36
ACT Reading: 35
ACT Science: 35
Music, Cooking, Writing, Dance, Basketball
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy revolves around ensuring the student has made positive progress in his/her learning experience. The primary objective for my lessons and sessions should be to make sure the student has developed a more complete understanding of the topic at hand, and I will work until the student feels confident in their knowledge of the subject.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I'll try to get to know them as a person more. I believe it's important to know my students beyond the subject that I am tutoring them in, and knowing their personality traits will allow me to relate to them personally as well, making the student-teacher relationship stronger and the learning experience easier.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I would put the learning responsibility in their hand. Rather than telling them the answers, I'd guide them on how to reach the answer. I'd give them tips and strategies so that the next time they face a similar question, they have the capabilities as well as the confidence to face the question themselves.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I'd keep a strong focus on the topic at hand, ensuring the student maintains high levels of concentration. Additionally, I'd provide positive reinforcement for the student so that they can be comfortable with the track they're on and be open for further learning.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I'd backtrack for a moment and review the basic concepts that encompass the question. Once we've covered the concepts, we'll compound those topics to answer the question at hand. Hopefully then the student will answer the question correctly. If not, then we'd go back and cover the concepts they had trouble with, and we'd try again.