My name is Vanetria! I just want to first start off by saying thank you so much for considering me as your tutor. I can promise that you are in great hands. I have quite a bit of tutoring experience. I am also a graduate student currently at UNT Health Science Center, and I graduated with a degree in Neuroscience and minor in Spanish. I look forward to working with you and helping to make school a success!
Baylor University - Bachelors, Neuroscience
University of North Texas Health Science Center - Masters, Clinical Research Management
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy is to tailor the content to the student. Each person is different. Therefore, the way the material is taught should be different also. That is best way to ensure success!
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
In the first typical session with a student, I want to figure out what is their learning style. I would ask them if they prefer visual, lecture styles, or hands-on work.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I can help a student become an independent learner by instilling in them good study skills. This is includes how to take notes, great tips for reading texts, etc..
How would you help a student stay motivated?
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, I would first begin by letting them know that is okay to have an area that is a little harder in. We will then tackle the topic head on to ensure that area is no longer a difficulty.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
For students who struggle with reading comprehension, it is typically because they have trouble locating the key topics. I would teach them active reading, highlighting skills, and how to summarize the main points each paragraph as they read.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
The strategy I find most successful is to start with the areas that are the most difficult at the beginning of the session, when the student is fresh. Also, once that hard obstacle is overcome, it makes the rest of the session smooth and easy.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
I would help them get excited and more engaged by ensuring that they are interacting in the learning session. This includes asking questions and coming up with examples.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
To ensure a student understands the material, it is best to always quiz the student over the content at the end of each session. This also helps to solidify the concepts.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
Confidence comes from knowing you can succeed in something. Therefore, I will build a student's confidence by ensuring that they are well informed on the material.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
I would evaluate a student's needs by asking the student directly and seeing which areas they struggle in and how we can work to better improve that area together.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
I adapt to the needs of my students by making sure my teaching style is the most beneficial to them. Teaching them the material in the way that they learn best.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
I typically use a paper/pencil, online resources for quiz questions, and, finally, videos.