...It becomes more problem solving rather than just plain old math. During my undergrad, I took an education course where we focused on developing lesson plans for teaching a middle school mathematics class. It was great exposure towards fun and interactive ways to get students involved in the learning process. (read more)
...I like to build a rapport with students in early lessons by learning their interests and extracurriculars. I find this helps me communicate in a way that works for the student and makes for a friendly, comfortable relationship. I can boast of raising a D- student to an A in high school physics,... (read more)
...I have also successfully tutored many high school students (though I prefer not to tutor students below high school level).
I have worked for both Kaplan and McGraw-Hill designing testing materials for tests such as the SAT, ACT and GRE. I know the ins and outs of how tests are constructed and ... (read more)
...I listen, I watch, I focus on making the student "think" the SAT way. I love my work. I have had experience helping young students and adults with the GED in evening classes and in urban schools for young mothers. (read more)
...I will then ask students to explain back the lesson to me. If they are able to do so, then I will have the student do a similar problem with different numbers. I am interested in students proving they have learned the material as opposed to just completing a problem. (read more)