My Approach to Tutoring
As a tutor, my goal is to facilitate the learning process for a given student. The first step in the tutoring process is two-fold: setting measurable goals and assessing areas of improvement. This is a collaborative process in that it requires input and feedback from the student. Once the student and I set reasonable expectations, we can begin making a plan to achieve the student's goals.
I prioritize tailoring each lesson to the individual student's needs. No matter how meticulously planned a lesson is, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Each lesson must be approached uniquely based on the student's needs and interests that week, as well as the student's learning style. Thus, my job is to come prepared to explain concepts in a variety of ways in order to find an explanation that "clicks" with each individual student.
Ultimately, tutoring is collaborative, rather than top-down. In order for the student to get the most out of each lesson, my job is to guide and facilitate learning, rather than lecture or give answers. This allows students to really internalize the material instead of learning by rote without comprehension.
My Tutor Profile
SAT, Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry, Precalculus, Calculus, Trigonometry, AP Calculus, Beginning Computer Programming
University of Pennsylvania: BSE in computer science and mathematics; graduated in May 2017
Summary of my Experience
- Teaching assistant for theory of computation course at University of Pennsylvania, 2015-2016 academic year
- Teaching assistant for summer computer science course for high school students at Penn, July 2015
- Tutored for the Penn Tutoring Center, 2014-2015 academic year
- 6 months of professional software experience