O'Connor's Math Tutoring
As a recent graduate of Northeastern University, I have recently taken high school and college courses, so I provide unique insight for the students. I remember the tricks and tips I used myself and I know what strategies worked for other students. Being a younger tutor helps me better connect with students and understand their thought processes, which in turn facilitates efficient and beneficial tutoring sessions. I come to sessions prepared with unique problems that I have designed myself, which I tailor to the student's needs.
I love teaching and I work hard to help students reach their "aha moment". Watching a student develop and accomplish their academic goals is a rewarding experience for both the teacher and the student. I also truly enjoy all subjects that I teach, as I believe that students cannot learn from someone who lacks passion.
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
I usually like to start the student out with a practice test to gauge their skill level. This is a low-stress exam that is used solely to understand the student's strengths and weaknesses. This allows me to develop custom questions that are geared towards these weaknesses, which lets the student turn their weaknesses into strengths.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I graduated from Northeastern University in 2022 with a Bachelor's in Computer Science and Math. In college, I have taken courses such as discrete math, number theory, group theory, cryptography, linear algebra, differential equations, and multivariable calculus. In high school, I received scores of 5 on AP Chemistry and Calculus BC. I have also tutored past students in chemistry, geometry, algebra 1, precalculus, and algebra 2. While my teaching portfolio is not as extensive as other tutors, my tutoring success comes from being able to think like a student and communicate these ideas likewise.
What types of students have you worked with?
I have worked with high school and college students of ranging skill levels. No matter the starting point, I have led all my students to either reach or surpass their target scores.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
I think students should be candid about the material they are unsure of. Although it can be difficult at first, zoning in on the student's weaknesses is the best path to success.