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Elsa G

I love to help my students feel more confident in their studies and to see them succeed. We will work on the foundations to build confidence and make a surefooted progress toward their subject goals. I try to figure out what is not working for the student and try to reinforce what the student is doing well. If they don't understand one way, I look for other way to help them with what they are learning. I like helping students look for their interests and put those together to what they are learning about. I use different methods and look forward to tutoring.

Undergraduate Degree:

 University of Texas - Pan American - Bachelors, Communications/Journalism - French minor

Graduate Degree:

 University of the Americas-Puebla - Masters, Information Design

Yoga, swimming, publishing, meditation, travel, languages

8th Grade Math

College English

Conversational Spanish

GED Math

High School English

Other

Spanish 1

Summer

What is your teaching philosophy?

Working on the foundations to build confidence in the student and make a surefooted progress toward the subject goals.

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

Find out the student's background, interests, knowledge of the subject, and goals, as well as difficulties we will work to overcome to achieve success.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Give the student strong foundations and practice in the subject, as well as work on critical thinking skills to build confidence and independence.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Look for ways to relate the subject to the student's interests.

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

Use different approaches to explain and practice the skill or concept.

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

Practice looking for keywords; practice looking up the difficult words for the student; getting the overall picture; re-explaining the story in the student's words.

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

Finding out the students' strengths and interests, as well as what has been most difficult for the student to understand and its possible causes, in order to work them out.