I recently graduated from the University of Connecticut with a double major in Chemistry and Biology, and am starting medical school. Through my academic career so far, I understand the great positive impact a tutor can have on a student's educational experience. I started tutoring in high school, and continued to tutor in college. In college, I worked for two University-sponsored tutoring organizations that enabled me to work with a variety of students on a variety of subjects. I was assigned mostly math (ranging from algebra to multi-variable calculus), physics, chemistry, and English, ranging from beginner to the advanced college level.
I am highly passionate about education and understand that the classroom and a textbook are sometimes not sufficient in order to truly understand complex material. It is important, as a tutor, to be able to break down information from a text and explain the material in understandable, relatable manners. I find it extremely useful to correlate the information to be learned to real life experiences of that individual. It has been observed in my experience as a tutor that students learn best when they can relate or at least comprehend WHY the material is important to them, WHY is having this knowledge beneficial, and WHY will it help them in the long run.
As mentioned earlier, I am very passionate about education and hope to share that passion with students who might not understand the significance of their academic careers.