Ngo Brainer Tutoring
I have experience with all sorts of age groups thanks to being an assistant instructor at my martial arts school (nearly two years). I am currently working as a tutor for the University of Texas at Arlington's Athletic Department.
Sharing knowledge has always been something I liked to do.
I especially enjoy seeing someone have a “Aha!” moment and realize the material isn’t all that bad.
In academics, I've helped my high school friends in Pre-AP/AP classes understand what I understand. Having them express their gratitude was what first made me realize that I enjoy teaching others. In martial arts, teaching others perform a new technique successfully gives me a sense of pride comparable to when I first learned it myself.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
First, I will assess the student's level of understanding by asking questions about the material. Next, I will adapt to their level and guide them through what they do not know. Then, I will have them try out problems that deal with the material covered, going step by step, and increasing or decreasing difficulty as needed.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Formal tutoring experience working at my university.
Currently in my 4th year at UTA with a GPA of approximately 3.2.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
Standard rate of $15/hr. If I must make a commute, it will be an additional $10 fee. For example, tutoring at your house for a 60 min session would be $25 while 2 hours would be $40.
How did you get started teaching?
My very first experience was helping my friends out with understanding test reviews and homework in my Pre-AP/AP classes in high school.
Another significant point is when my martial arts instructor suggested I lead my own class, and I have enjoyed doing it since.
What types of students have you worked with?
All age groups at my martial arts school and college-aged at my university.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Understand that everyone learns at different paces and has their own weaknesses. Avoid people who make you feel bad about what you don't know or understand (can be applied to everyday life too!).