As a freshman at UCLA who recently graduated from high school, I offer a different perspective in learning than teachers. I understand what it takes to improve and learn because I myself am currently doing just that.
I recieved an A in all high school and college math classes, 5's in both the AP Calculus BC exam and the AP Statistics exam, and a 35 on the ACT (Math: 36, Science: 36, Reading: 35, Writing: 34)
Although I excelled in high school math, I still had to work hard to achieve success, so I know what it takes to do well.
I enjoy sharing my knowledge with other people, and it brings me much joy when the people I help out succeed.
During quarantine it was really hard to get the attention that I needed in my math class. I never had a tutor before, so I was skeptical, but Isaac really helped greatly. For every topic that I was confused about Isaac prepared a lesson plan and explained everything thoroughly. He even gave me notes from each lesson, so I could use them to study for tests.
After the pandemic started it was hard to get the help I needed. This was my first time getting a tutor, so I wasn’t too sure how helpful it was going to be, but Isaac helped a lot. AP Calculus was really tough for me, but Isaac cleared up the topics really well. He also gave practice problems to work on after sessions.
I wanted to learn the basics of how to code in C++ and Isaac helped me out a ton. I had some coding experience that I learned through an online course but I wasn’t getting the personal help I needed. Isaac had a lesson plan for each session and made learning code a lot easier. He also had small projects and practice problems that I could work on to practice my code, which really helped me become proficient.
Isaac and I were in the same calculus class last quarter in college. I could do the homework but I really struggled performing well on the tests. I asked Isaac to help, and he taught me how to properly prepare for the final. I ended up doing a lot better on the final than the midterms.
First I would review all the topics that they need help with, so I know I can be of service. I then try to access what it is that the student needs help with, whether it be homework or test prep. If it is homework they need help with I would first do a few problems for them then guide them through the rest. When it comes to math and ACT prep I believe it is all about exposure to different problems, so to prepare for a test I would provide a plethora of problems. After having they do them, we would review the ones they got wrong and have them write down the solutions to memorize.
I was part of the peer tutoring program in high school in which I helped many of my classmates in mainly math and science.
I am also part of a club at UCLA called Fitness and Nutrition in which we educated local elementary schools with proper fitness and nutrition, so I have experience working with children under the age of 10.
As a college student I do not expect much in terms of price. I am flexible with whatever the student is comfortable with, but I would prefer in the range of 10-15 per hour.
I started teaching through my high school peer tutoring program.
I mainly worked with freshman and sophomore high school students who needed help with math. I did work with some students who needed help with biology, physics, and the ACT.
Students should ask their tutors what they can offer that their school teacher cannot.