...During that time, I began tutoring students, some as a volunteer and some as a paid tutor, and I truly enjoyed it. I had students who were very focused on their achievements, but I had more students who were behind or having trouble with motivation. I worked primarily with middle school and high school students, although I also had students in the elementary grades. (read more)
...I periodically tutor students when I have time in a variety of subjects for which I have a strong aptitude. Mostly, I have tutored math, science and history classes. I studied Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania in the mid 1980s, graduating in 1988. (read more)
...He uses activities and demonstrations to teach concepts when possible. As a tutor who also helps students with math, Hank focuses on building both confidence and strong mathematical reasoning skills. He also emphasizes the importance of reading.
"I am very good at helping students of varied abilities," Hank says. "I love it when a student reaches those moments when it all comes together. (read more)
...The solution I found was to dig deeper into the subjects I hated. For example, I found that reading historical fiction taught me grammar by repetition and put the names and dates of my history lessons into a context where I could see why they mattered. Once I found a reason to like the subject, learning didn't seem to take any effort. (read more)