### What do I enjoy most about tutoring?

Mathematics has its own 'language', with terminology and symbols, which if not clearly understood can lead to confusion and misconceptions. Much of my work with one-on-one tutoring with students involves interpretation of language and clarifying symbols and misconceptions. Bringing mathematical meaning, and providing related real-world applications, can motivate and enhance learning. It is this process of student enlightenment, when one sees a glimmer of a smile and understanding from the student, that I, as an instructor, find rewarding and most enjoyable.

### My Strengths as Tutor

I am familiar with a variety of teaching methodologies and their applicability to student learning styles. I continue to work with the integration of technologies into student learning. As a tutor, I would make an effort to identify the most effective learning style(s) to develop a student's perceptions and meaningful understanding. My strengths would therefore involve an in-depth knowledge of the subject, choosing appropriate learning styles, applying meaningful real-world applications relevant to the topic at hand, and providing 'to-the-point' simple responses to the student.

### Most important things I can do for a student

I consider that the most important things a tutor can do for the student are
- to give the student confidence in the subject (in this case mathematics)
- to make the learning process motivating and enjoyable
- to develop reasoning and critical thinking
- to make the student see the applicability of the learning.
### Tutoring students in

- grade 9
- grade 10
- grade 11
- grade 12