I graduated from El Camino College with two Associates of Arts: one in English and the other in General Studies with an Emphasis in Culture and Communication. I took a year off from school after I graduated and did some private tutoring. After that year, I started attending National University when I am currently getting my Bachelor of Art in English with a Single-Subject teaching credential (also in English). I tutor a wide variety of subjects from algebra one to Spanish but English is where my passion lies and therefore it is my favorite subject to tutor. It is my philosophy that should be fun and interesting so as a tutor, it is my goal to try to get the students to understand the material in a way that is relatable to them. I would describe as student orientated. Students often know and understand more then they think they do so I like to start by having them explain what they are learning in their own words and then build up from there. Outside of academia, I like to read and write. I also do some crafty stuff like sewing. I also enjoy taking walks and discovering new places. I like going to the movies or staying at home and catching up on my favorite TV shows.
National University - Current Undergrad, English
10th Grade Math
10th Grade Reading
10th Grade Writing
11th Grade Math
11th Grade Reading
11th Grade Writing
12th Grade Math
12th Grade Reading
12th Grade Writing
9th Grade Math
9th Grade Reading
9th Grade Writing
College Level American Literature
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
What is your teaching philosophy?
It is my philosophy that sessions should be fun and interesting, so, as a tutor, it is my goal to try to get the students to understand the material in a way that is relatable to them.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I would like to spend a few minutes getting to know the student and assessing their needs and learning style so that, going forward, I can plan the session around them.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I would try to make the concept easier to grasp by presenting the concept in a way that I think the student would understand better.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
There are many reasons why a student is struggling with reading comprehension. I would start by trying to figure out what exactly they are having difficulties with and go from there.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
I have found that students are more open to learning when they are comfortable, so I would work on making sure the student is comfortable.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
I would have to make the subject relatable. This way, they are interested in it.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
Asking questions is a good technique that I use. I would also have the student tell me what they are learning (or have learned) in their own words.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
I would make them comfortable with the subject. The more comfortable they are, the more confidence they will have.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
Depending on the subject, I would ask questions or have the student work out a practice problem. That way I can see where they need help.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
Each student has different needs, and therefore I'd be tutoring them based on their needs and skill level.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
I would use worksheets and notes.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I would ween them. As the tutoring progresses, I would give the students more and more control until they realize that they can do it on their own.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I would provide feedback on their progress, remain positive, be friendly, and make the material relatable.