I'm currently a college student pursing a B.S. in computer science. I have tutored several students both in my college, specifically helping them with the required physics and calculus classes. I do a good deal of programming on my own and would love the oportunity to share my knowledge with propestive coding students.
Often times students are led to believe that they aren't capable of solving the problems they are given at school or in class. What I love is engaging with students one on one, showing them just how much potential they really have and seeing them meet their academic challenges head on.
I like working with Daniel because he is very detail oriented. He takes the time to go through the problems very carefully as I need them explained. He also takes the initiative to make sure that the individual fully understands the concepts by asking follow up questions along with engaging questions. He does a very good job with being flexible to the individual’s needs whether that be through a lesson review or homework questions. I enjoy working with him and he has been a life saver for my AP Calculus AB class.
When meeting a new student I first want to see what exactly the student is struggling with and I will ask what the student thinks will help them the most, whether it be helping with homework or studying for a test. If the student's suggestion works for them then I will focus on that with them for as long as they need it. If the student does not know how they would feel most helped I will start by doing some homework with the student to identify if they know the material but are stuggling to apply it practically in the homework or if there is a gap in their understanding of the material, in which case my sessions would be more of a supplementary lecture, tailored specifically to the students needs, where I go through the material with the student while providing additional examples so they can better grasp the conscepts.
I have tutored students at both the highschool I attended and at my own university. Usually these were either classmates of mine who wanted the extra help, and needed something more personal than just a help room, or they were friends of friends who were looking for something more formal but didn't want to spend that much money on a private tutor.
Generally I would expect anywhere between 15-20/hr but I am very fexible and depending on the needs of the student we can come up with an appropriate pricing scheme together
Having gone through much of the school system myself in recent years I would always notice that there was a disconnect in what the teacher thought a students difficulties were and what a student was actually struggling with. Being a student myself, whenever a student asked a question and the teacher misinterpreted the students confusion I would always to my best to bridge the gap in communication between the student and the teacher allowing the teacher to better understand the student's confusion and address it. With this knowledge I was always able to help students solidify their understanding and many of them really appreciated my approached to teaching so I thought I'd give it a shot as a tutor
I have mainly worked with highschool and college students. I have very few experience with younger students but would be ready to work with them if I needed to.
I would say students should examine what it is they are struggling with. Is it a lack of understanding of the material as a whole, or do they understand the material but they are struggling in knowing how to apply it to homework/assignments/tests. Being able to tell a teacher which specific aspect of learning is causing difficulty is a great for allowing a teacher to create a system for helping a student in the most effective way. If a student does not know what would be the most helpful a great teacher is one who can spend some time with a student and identify their points of confusion.