I am currently attending Boise State University and am in my 4th year. I will be receiving a Bachelor's in Computer Science and will eventually receive a Master's in Computer Engineering. I love math and have been taking concurrent courses since my freshmen year in high school. I have been tutoring since my freshmen year of high school as well and absolutely love it. I am very understanding of various learning styles and have learned how to adjust my teaching styles to fit that. I took Al... [more]
I have been working for kids for a very long time. I've assisted within classrooms, worked at an amusement park doing private birthday parties specifically for children, tutored many children, and volunteered at the Boys & Girls Club which included frequent homework assistance. Through my work and volunteering experience, I have learned what works and what does not work when it comes to teaching young students. I am very patient and can get my students to focus, but I also excel at making learning a fun and desirable thing for them. My approach to tutoring students is to always remain patient and kind but to find fun ways for them to remember the process and rules of the subject so they learn by instinct how to take care of the problems on their own. In high school, my calculus teacher taught our class how to remember the quadratic formula by teaching it to us in a song. I still remember the song and formula to this day because of the fun approach, which is why I apply this technique in my teaching. Additional aspects of tutoring younger students in my opinion is a lot of repetition, and at various difficulties. There is no sense in teaching only the easiest of problems, it's important to test their understanding of all difficulties before proceeding to additional criteria.