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Stacey

I am tremendously excited about the opportunity to help others learn and gain more knowledge. As a recent college graduate, I understand firsthand the benefit of learning within a community. I have had the opportunity to tutor elementary school students, college peers, and everything in between. I look forward to the opportunity to help you understand new and challenging concepts.

I whole-heartedly believe that everyone learns differently, which is why I meet the student where they are and cater tutoring sessions to individual learning styles. Whether you're a visual learner or someone who learns best by understanding theory, I will accommodate it all! All written lessons are customized for the individual student, and extra care is given to a student's weak areas. Nothing is more gratifying than helping the "light come on" for a student having difficulty understanding a challenging topic or concept. I look forward to working with you, and being a part of your learning journey.

Undergraduate Degree:

 Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University - Bachelors, Computer Engineering

Film and photography

College Computer Science

College English

High School Computer Science

High School English

Technology and Computer Science

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

Start by first reading aloud, and taking smaller segments of the passage and dialogue about what is going on. Also, making sure they understand the words in the reading passage and the context in which they are used.

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

Setting the pace according to each student, and not setting a student's learning goals based off of experience with other students.

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

Find out what their personal motivations are. Find out what gets them excited in real life naturally, and try to relate those things to the subject that they are struggling in.

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

I think confidence is a direct byproduct of success. Working with a student, and helping to increase their knowledge and allowing them to see the progress they are making, will lead to their increased confidence.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

The student's needs are evaluated primarily through observation and initial assessment.

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

The techniques/methods the student responds to best or understands best will determine the direction we move in. If one approach doesn't work, then we will move on to another.

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

It depends on the subject. Ideally, we may start out using traditional materials such as paper, pencil, and a calculator. Or even non-traditional visual aides; the goal is to get the student to using only the materials that are permitted in a class setting.

What is your teaching philosophy?

All students learn differently, and no one technique/method will necessarily work for all students. So each student needs the tutor to meet them where they are individually and how they learn best.

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

In a first session, the goal is to get a understanding of where the student is currently at- what concepts/topics are they understanding/not understanding. Also, understand the end goal and where they need to be. Much of this will be done through dialogue, observation, and practice.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Teaching skills/techniques that will help them understand how to approach a given problem/question, and the steps to take to solve it. These skills/techniques will be transferrable across multiple subjects.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Find out what motivates them naturally, and help relate that to the subject we are working on.

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

Break that skill or concept down to find the last point of understanding. Identify what skill or concept they do currently understand and build from there.

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

One, would be having them do actual work. If math, that would be problems. If writing, that may be through a writing sample. Also, and perhaps most important, is having them verbally explain to me the material.