Ask A Way Tutoring
Ask A Way Tutoring provides tutoring services for students (K-12, college) and beyond.
My name is Archie and I LOVE math (math is FUN!)! I have loved math since I was in second grade. I loved math so much that in my senior year in high school, I took AP Calculus AB and AP Calculus BC at the same time, and then majored in math in college, and went on to graduate school to learn as much math as I could!
I have been tutoring students since I was in high school, including students from Coronado High School, La Jolla Country Day School, University City High School, Torrey Pines High School, Westview High School, Bishop High School, Grossmont College, San Diego Mesa College, Southwestern College, USD, San Diego State University (SDSU), UCSD, and Australia (online)! I have also tutored professionals studying for the TEAS V and GMAT and professionals taking courses in Matlab.
I have been teaching at San Diego Mesa College since Spring 2015 -- classes ranging from Math 38 (Pre-Algebra and Study Skills) all the way to Math 255 (Differential Equations).
My approach to tutoring and teaching is the Socratic method, which is the use of open-ended questions to engage a student in discussion and guide him/her towards some kind of insight. This dialectical engagement generates a back and forth, a rapport between the tutor/teacher and the student.
I love helping students and seeing them understand the material is the best feeling in the world!
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
I like to get to know the new student, find out his/her learning style, and find out what his/her expectations are.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a bachelor's degree, a master's degree, and a doctorate degree in mathematics. I have been teaching for five and a half years.
How did you get started teaching?
I started tutoring when I was in high school and have tutored since then.
What types of students have you worked with?
I have worked with a wide range of students -- struggling students, last-minute students, smart students -- elementary, high school, college, and beyond.