I love to do more than tutor. I love to get to know my students and help them in their subjects while also applying their personal experiences.
I love seeing the joy in my students eyes when they understand a subject. That "ah-ha" moment is my favorite thing about teaching.
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
I love to get to know my students first. Then I like to find out their questions. I determine what knowledge they have that will pertain to their questions, and expand upon the knowledge to help them achieve success.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a Bachelor's of Science in Mathematics from Cal Poly Pomona. I have been privately tutoring for six years. For the past year I have been a teacher's assistant in both a high school as well as a university.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
I charge $35 dollars per hour for each tutoring session.
How did you get started teaching?
I have always loved math. At the beginning of college, I was going to school for nursing. But I had a professor tell me I was in the wrong major and that I was to be a math teacher. I realized he was right, immediately changed my major, and never looked back.
What types of students have you worked with?
I have tutored high school students as well as all ages of adults in college.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
I was a teaching assistant in a high school this past year. The teacher was having a review day for their upcoming test. One student specifically came up to me for help, and I stayed with her almost the entire period until I could see that she understood. On about the fourth time I tried to explain the concept, each with different wording, I saw an immediate look of relief on her face because she finally understood. It was very heartwarming to see that what I had said helped her to understand this concept that had been so hard for her.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Find someone who not only understands what they are talking about, find someone who you are compatible with. Sometimes having a person who is exceptionally smart in their area isn't always the best, especially if they can't explain it in the way that makes sense to you. Find someone who is flexible in their style of teaching.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
They should make sure they understand what it is they are trying to ask. They should make a list of things that they think are relevant and might help them with their problem.