Tutoring By Dooney
I focus on the student's unique learning style and find ways to foster understanding building upon what the student already understands. In helping the student build confidence, I modify the difficulty of the work to make it doable and yet be slightly above the current mastery level to challenge the student. A tutoring session is more than a drill or question and response session, it's a dialogue between the student and me, aiming at creating a deeper understanding of the patterns and high level concepts that will not only help the student meet the current academic goals but help them become aware of how they learn best.
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
I like to talk to the student about their own perception of their math performance and what they think they struggle with. Then we look at the material the student needs help with and ask the student to show me what they know and work some sample problems to then determine what prior knowledge needs to addressed to fill in any gaps in their learning.