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Nick

As a recent graduate student of archaeology at Cornell University, I will be able to help students with subjects ranging from anthropology, archaeology, geography, and social studies. I have conducted research in Romania, Italy, and most recently in Jordan for my thesis; “Resettlement of the Bdul and its effect on Preservation Initiatives at Petra, Jordan.” Please let me know if you would like any additional information!

Undergraduate Degree:

 Oberlin College - Bachelors, Classical Civilizations and Archaeological Studies

Graduate Degree:

 Cornell University - Masters, Archaeology/Anthropology

Biking, swimming, baseball, reading, and writing. Currently, I am taking an Arabic course!

College Geography

High School Geography

Social Sciences

What is your teaching philosophy?

My teaching philosophy is student oriented. First, I assess the needs of the student, and then I create a plan to proactively instill a passion for learning. Learning should be enjoyable!

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I would tailor lessons to the interests of the student, so that the subject matter is relatable and approachable.

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

In this situation, I find it best to slow down and go back to basic concepts. From there, more complex reasoning can be layered on top of what is already known, which will help the student feel confident and comfortable.

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

I find that picking out books or subjects that are exciting for the student makes reading easier. If reading feels like it is something fun, comprehensive abilities will increase.

What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?

Gauging the needs of the student with the material that needs to be covered, and then creating an appropriate lesson plan.

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

I would make the subject matter relatable to the student's interest i.e. Pokémon or something similar.

What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?

I would create assignments for the student to complete between sessions to ensure comprehension.

How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?

By making the material relatable to the student's interests and learning style.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

I would ask the student basic questions about the subject, then I would assess what information or material needs to be added.

How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?

My student's needs are always first. Therefore, my tutoring style will be unique to each student and his or her needs.

What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?

It would depend upon the subject. Anywhere from textbooks, to arts and crafts, and even interactive material on computers or tablets.

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

I would assess the needs of the student and create a lesson plan based on the learning style of that student.