Beginning as early as elementary school, I have found math to be inviting, stimulating and rewarding. I have always sought work as a tutor because I truly enjoy helping others understand a subject that brings me so much joy. I convey my genuine excitement for math with my cheerful, welcoming attitude, something that has helped me form positive relationships with many of the students I have taught.
Over time, I have developed many effective teaching skills that I would employ as a tutor at Princeton Tutoring. In my volunteer program, working with students of all ability levels and learning styles taught me to approach concepts from many different angles while keeping explanations clear and incorporating student feedback into my teaching. As a Lead Instructor at Mathnasium, I honed my ability to simplify a seemingly difficult concept into just a few meaningful words, and I learned how to rely on a student’s prerequisite knowledge to guide them to an answer in a way they would understand and retain. With all students, I practiced a balance of instruction and independence, knowing when to instruct a student and when to take a step back and allow them to work.
These skills along with others make me a likable and effective tutor in general, but the reason that I am a good match for Princeton Tutoring specifically is my belief in the company’s educational philosophy. Since I began tutoring, my personal approach has involved addressing the issues at the surface while also building the student’s fundamental knowledge in the subject, demonstrating critical thinking methods, and emphasizing small successes to build the student’s confidence in methods that are all conducive to Princeton Tutoring’s goal of building lasting skills for success. I fully believe that my enthusiasm about math, my extensive tutoring experience, and the alignment of my tutoring strategy with Princeton Tutoring’s educational philosophy make me an excellent candidate for Princeton Tutoring.