I have been tutoring for five years. I have always loved helping others understand difficult topics. I also experienced the lack of one-on-one instruction in the education system so I have tailored my sessions to provide the best explanations. I am also studying medicine and have been working with patients which has improved my communication abilities. I was a Resident Assistant in college and have learned to work well with people from various backgrounds. I am a native Spanish and English speaker and am comfortable with Italian and French.
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
I meet with the student to understand their areas of difficulty. I also get to know the student so I can tailor the tutoring experience to his/her learning style.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have been a tutor since high school and was trained in each subject to be able to tutor. I also tutor on my own during college and continue to do so now.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
My rates start at $25/hour but it will depend on the subject level. I can also always negotiate, my students will not struggle in school due to lack of financial resources.
How did you get started teaching?
I began tutoring in high school for chemistry and loved helping people. I expanded my subjects since then.
What types of students have you worked with?
I have worked with elementary, middle, and high school students as well as college students.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
I have been interpreting at a free clinic and I find this opportunity very meaningful. I love seeing smiles on people's faces. There is no amount of money that can surpass the joy of helping those in need.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
I would advise them to meet with the potential teacher first to see if they feel comfortable. Their credentials will always be similar to many other teachers, but what really matters is how they teach and if they have a passion to teach others.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
They should think about what types of subjects they understand the least. They should also think about how they study for exams so that the teacher can teach the student in a way that helps them learn best. They should also always ask the teacher why they are teaching.