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Nathan B. ...I try to provide more positive feedback than negative feedback so a student gains self-confidence; this tends to help a student's motivation as well. They work harder to learn material when they feel like they can do it. I believe each person has incredible potential, and I love seeing them realize their goals.
22 Subjects: including calculus, physics, geometry, piano
New York, NY
Ben B. ...I graduated from Wake Forest University (Go Deacs!) where I double majored in Economics and English. This background provides me with an unique ability to understand and communicate complicated math while maintaining strong writing skills. Prior to tutoring independently, I worked for one of New England's premier test preparation companies.
21 Subjects: including calculus, reading, writing, geometry
New York, NY
Sam E. ...This is a result of both study as well as teaching methods. Unfortunately, many educators focus on passively showing instead of actively teaching students how to solve problems. This facilitates the mere impression of knowledge, rather than fostering a real, lasting understanding of the material.Of all the subjects, math is the most cumulative.
42 Subjects: including calculus, reading, chemistry, elementary (k-6th)
New York, NY
Sean B. ...I understand their issues at a deep level and am efficiently able to tackle their weaknesses. As a high school junior, I began to take a real interest in helping peers prepare for the SAT, and, before I knew it, I was getting paid to prepare students for their upcoming standardized tests. I did not begin with perfect scores.
15 Subjects: including calculus, geometry, statistics, trigonometry
New York, NY
Katharine K. ...When tutoring students I like to have them give me as much information as possible. For example if they don't understand a specific problem,I won't simply give them the answer. First I will have them talk me through what they have already done, or what they feel may be a good plan of action.
10 Subjects: including calculus, algebra 1, algebra 2, SAT math
New York, NY

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