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Zarrin

I am a graduate of Springfield College. I received my Bachelor of Science in Dance and Nutrition. During my college years, I volunteered as a tutor for students from the middle school level to adults. Since graduation, I moved to Florida where I started my career in teaching and obtained my teaching certification. My first three years I worked as a pre-school teacher, and the last eight years I have been a high school teacher, having taught Spanish I, II, III, and AP Spanish.
While I have tutored a broad range of subjects, I am most passionate about the Spanish language, because I am a native speaker from Puerto Rico.
In my experience helping struggling students prepare for Standardized Tests and/or classes, we always seem to enjoy each others company while creating positive results. I have a strong love for the field of education, and I believe that through tutorials I can help each student one at a time with their individual needs. Every person is a different type of learner with different personal goals; sometimes a little aide from a tutor is all the student needs to succeed.
In my spare time, I enjoy reading that which enriches my life, dancing, and writing.

Undergraduate Degree:

 Springfield College - BS, Dance / Nutrition

Certification:
 State Certified Teacher
dance, writing, reading

What is your teaching philosophy?

One of my favorite quotes is: "The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind, with an open one" by Malcolm Forbes. This quote summarizes my teaching philosophy.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

The first thing that I do in a tutoring session, is to try to get to know the student's interests and motivations. This helps me create a better lesson that will benefit the student to the fullest potential.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Students become independent learners when they become comfortable with the subject at hand. In order to do this, I try to make the student take responsibility of their learning and feel proud of their accomplishments.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Students become and stay motivated when the lessons target their learning needs and motivational topics.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

In order to help the students feel comfortable with the topics at hand, I do my best to explain and present the information in a way that can become reliable to them.