specializes in English, History, Math Tutor Berkeley, CA · female
||$40 (for 60 min)
||in-person (not online)
||1 year and 7 months
I've been tutoring since my sophomore year of high school, so I have had eight years of experience tutoring children and youth from grade levels K to 12. I also have experience teaching certain subjects to people my age. I have the most experience tutoring English, particularly for ESL students, but have also tutored in math (in levels up to calculus), physics and history.
I am a teacher by nature. My strengths are:
I naturally empathize with students to understand what they might be thinking (e.g. when they can't find the words to say) and detect/maneuver around/deal with students' frustration and anxiety effectively.
I connect well with student; students come to trust that I seek their well-being and willingly cooperate with my means of teaching.
I see the positive more than the negative, see the potential in students that others/they might not see in them/selves and use it to bring morale to students.
I find joy even in the smallest developments/signs of growth in students and seek to develop their abilities to their best.
I am adaptable to work with a diverse group of students under various conditions without too much difficulty.
I would say that the most important quality I have as a tutor is patience. From experience in tutoring at least 20 students, mostly on a one-on-one basis, I have learned how to adapt to different people. My goal is to help students understand the material rather than simply memorize relevant information. I try to emphasize skills that will be helpful, not simply for getting into college, but for life in general. I find that a student's confidence in his or her abilities as well as personal hobbies and interests are crucial for learning, so I use different methods and tactics to motivate him or her.
a) Utilizing various ways to engage students in learning:
- Identify and teach at the students' pace and with their primary method of learning (imaginative, analytic, practical, dynamic, auditory, visual, tactile/kinesthetic).
- Integrate games or other activities, using the students' interests or experiences to explain concepts in ways easier to understand.
b) Developing and strengthening critical thinking:
- Use the Socratic method of teaching - rather than simply providing answers, stimulate students to think critically and draw out their own unique ideas by asking questions such as, "So what?"
c) Improving the students' self-esteem and confidence in their own abilities:
- Discover and foster the natural strengths that students already possess (and intervene to prevent thoughts that reinforce negative self-image) to create a positive emotional and mental (internal) environment conducive to effective learning and development, as low self-esteem ravages many students' ability to learn and perform tasks.
d) Engaging parents to partake in their child's learning process:
- Discuss the student's performance with his/her parents after each lesson and suggest ways in which they can actively create a favorable (external) environment.
For a complete resume, please message me and I will get it to you as soon as I can. Thanks!
Berkeley, CA 94703
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