I am entering my 18th year as an educator. I have worked with students from Pre-K to 8th to adults. I have conducted learning workshops in Reading, Math, Science, and History. I have a long standing passion for literacy and literacy based learning. I have designee personalized curriculum for Gifted Students and students with dyslexia. I am very excited about this venture to provide more one on one instructional support for students.
University of Houston-Downtown - BS, Social Sciences
Concordia University-Texas - MEd, Advanced Literacy
2nd Grade Math
2nd Grade Reading
3rd Grade Math
3rd Grade Reading
3rd Grade Science
4th Grade Writing
5th Grade Writing
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Science
Elementary School Writing
High School English
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
Examining the student's personal interests to help them make a connection.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
I would use questioning for feedback, and taking time for review. I would also provide an opportunity for the student to ask any residual questions they may have regarding a concept.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
Providing positive reinforcement.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
Observation, as well as oral and written assessments.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
Highlighters, pens, pencils, dry erase markers, dry erase boards, chalk tape, construction paper, writing paper, leveled books, software, post- its, stamp pads, stamps, flashcards, blocks, and sometimes games.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Taking an opportunity to get to know the students and their interests, and observe their learning style.