Hello, my name is Yosef and I would be happy to serve as a math tutor.
I place strong emphasis on a good balance between knowledge of mathematical content and proficiency in problem-solving, reasoning, and conveying mathematical ideas in writing. There are times when a student needs to be informed of a solution, times when he or she also needs to hear the explanation of why the solution works, and times when he or she should be guided to finding the solution on his or her own. It is important for the tutor to recognize which approach is appropriate.
Frequently, when students struggle, it is because they do not understand the notation or terminology in use. In such cases, it is important to reassure the student, reminding him or her that he or she is only struggling with understanding a single word, not the entire mathematical concept. As a rule, people perform better and are better motivated when they have self-confidence, not when the task ahead seems frighteningly daunting.
It is also important to recognize that different students learn best through different means. As an example, some students are visual learners and can understand the material best through pictures and gestures. Other students learn best through hearing the procedures vocalized, while still others learn best through writing out the steps of the solution procedure. I know to adapt my teaching style to the individual student.
with these considerations in mind, I promise to provide the best assistance that I can, taking your individual needs into consideration.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art - Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Graduate Degree: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Doctor of Philosophy, Applied Mathematics
SAT Math: 800
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