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I am on Varsity Tutors to primarily meet needs of students looking for help with Study Skills and Organization, Government (Both US and Comparative) and Economics (Micro and Macro), but I can help with some Math if needed. I have BS and MS in Agricultural and Applied Economics for the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!), and I feel that is so important to find application in any subject matter. I have also worked in DC and for 4 campaigns in the state of Georgia, therefore I feel confident in my ability to teach AP US and comp Gov. I am willing to help with any issue you may have, from basic homework to preparing for an upcoming test.

Undergraduate Degree:

 University of Georgia - Bachelors, Agricultural and Applied Economics

Graduate Degree:

 University of Georgia - Masters, Agricultural Economics

Likes the University of Georgia, reading, running, spending time with friends.

8th Grade

8th Grade Reading

8th Grade Writing

Agricultural Science

AP Economics

AP US History

College Economics

College Level American History

High School Economics

High School Level American History

Homework Support

Middle School

Middle School Reading

Middle School Writing

Other

Summer

US History

What is your teaching philosophy?

Build on relationships and applied connections.

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

Get to know one another as much as possible, then build upon that

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

By providing as many applications as possible.

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

Continue to provide concepts and unique ways of thinking about the concept.

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

Try to find other meanings to words in a question.

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

Every student is different, but understanding the student's strength and building upon that is always helpful.

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

Connect it to an area of interest.

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

My favorite method is to ask the student to teach me. If they can understand the material, they can teach it back.

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

Anything. From the student's interest. I like to use a white marker board for any graphic illustrations or the Internet for pictures.

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

By repetition and encouragement.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

From the beginning, I'm always interested in what a student knows. Once a foundation is established it's easier to build upon.

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

Just by knowing the student. Oftentimes, it's by trial and error. The first few times may need adjustment until the student and I figure out how to learn from each other.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Repetition and encouragement.