All Math And Physics Tutoring
I am currently a UCLA student pursuing a degree in both Applied Mathematics and Physics. I was involved in UCLA's Learning Assistant Program (LA Program), where I helped tutor undergraduate students in lower division math courses. I also became a Head LA, helping to run the program in the math department at UCLA. My career goal is to do something with teaching, and I always liked the thought of being a tutor.
In high school, I was involved in mainly Mock Trial and Theater, and I am now a part of a urban dance organization in UCLA called Foundations Choreography!
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out and ask me!
My LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathan-shi/
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
When I work with a new student, I first get an idea of where their level stands in terms of understanding the subject, kind of like a "diagnostic test" (without actually testing). I then set up a curriculum and teach the student at their pace, and I always stress that if they are confused at any point to let me know. I want them to engage in a conversation about the subject, asking as many questions as they want. My emphasis while tutoring is that it is okay to make mistakes, as long as we learn from them.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I was involved in the Learning Assistant Program (LA Program) at UCLA in the Mathematics Department. As an LA, I go into discussion sections with TAs (who are graduate students) and help other undergraduates in courses such as multivariable calculus, linear algebra, etc. There is a training seminar that all LAs go through, which teaches all sort of different pedagogy techniques.
I later became both a Pedagogy Head LA and then a Logistical Head LA. As a Pedagogy Head, I trained other LAs in the seminar, teaching them the pedagogy techniques used in discussion sections. As a Logistical Head, I coordinated assignments between the professors, TAs, and LAs and organized responsibilites as well.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
My standard rate is $25/hr.
Depending on specific needs or the subject of the course the price can change. I am always willing to negotiate the price as well.
Also, as of now, I prefer to do exclusively online tutoring due to recent events. This also can affect pricing.
What types of students have you worked with?
I have tutored a wide range of students. I have worked with elementary school students (1st-6th grade) all the way to undergraduate students in the LA program.