Math And Test Prep
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
1. Communicate with both the parents and the student themselves on their goals, main areas of concern, and scheduling
2. Benchmark where the student is currently by testing them using a real standarized test
3. Assess the student's areas of improvement and develop a lesson plan
4. Monitor the student's progress by regularly issuing assessments
5. Provide regular updates to parents on student's progress
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I've tutored and mentored kids ages 8-16 in subject areas including english, math, reading and science for the last year. I specialize in providing test preparation for ACT, having gotten a 35 on the ACT myself, and ISEE primary-upper levels.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
Online remote lessons vary between $30 - $40 depending on the amount of work required.
How did you get started teaching?
My younger sister was preparing for the entrance exam for Harvard Westlake and I had just gotten into Carnegie Mellon University so I had a lot of free time on my hands to focus on preparing my sister for the upper level ISEE exam. After succesfully bringing her scores up to the range of 7-9 I realized my passion in mentoring and tutoring younger kids and reached out to neighbors, friends, etc. and slowly started to teach other kids too!
What types of students have you worked with?
I've worked with students ages 8-16 and have encountered many students with different learning methods and had to adjust my teaching methods to the students' learning style to help kids improve as much as they can!
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
The most enjoyable part of tutoring kids in general is being able to believe in the student's ability to improve, executing my teaching method to assist them to bettering themselves, and seeing that lightbulb go off in their head when they understand and gain confidence in their skills and see themselves improving!
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
My best advice would be for the student to make sure that the teacher they're hiring is able to adapt to whatever learning style they have.