Well, I am in the process of getting my bachelor's in Physics Engineering. I have been tutoring math at Front Range Community College for a couple semesters now and realized I'm kinda really good at it.
I've come to realize I not only love math, but also love to tutor others in math. It is wonderful to take a person who knows nothing about the subject they're in, who feels like everything the teacher is saying is Korean, and give them real underlying understanding of the sections- I love seeing that light as everything clicks and they feel confident in themselves and the knowledge they have. And that is why I do this, besides needing to pay rent.
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First session I want to gauge your current level of understanding. Most of the time when students are confused about a class, it is because there are prerequsites that are not fully understood. That is where I normally focus on in the beginning, then move on to the new material that is built on it.
Unfortunately do not have a degree yet that gives me a paper to show I can do this. However, I took the classes recently enough and got near perfect scores that the material is still fresh in my mind. Not to mention all the students I have tutored/ am tutoring through the college on these very same subjects.
I just charge 20 an hour no matter the material.
Front Range contacted me if I would like to help other students and I said yes. Best decision I've ever made.
College students of every level and age, as well as a few elementary children.
I had a student last semester who could not get a problem right to save her life at the beginning of class. She came in to see me almost every ingle day last semester and by the time finals came around, I barely had to help except to say yes or watch the sign. I saw her already this semester, and I'm so proud of her progress.
Don't be afraid to trial run a tutor. Everyone has a different way of explaining the same thing. I've met all sorts of tutors and teachers and a lot of these math people can't relate to normal humans. Sometimes it works out anyway, but often it doesn't.
What have I had issues with in the past? Normally there is something else the issue than just radicals. And normally it goes back to a grade school teacher that didn't fully explain something or went too fast through a lesson. All math builds on itself and you see the same concepts in classes over and over.