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Alette

I am a 2015 graduate of Texas Christian University with a double major in Economics and Political Science. I am currently an Associate Account Executive for Crystal & Company in the Employee Benefits department. While I was a student, I worked for 2 years as an in-home tutor for kids grades 6-12 and focused on study skills, organization and assistance with homework in math, English and Spanish and SAT preparation. During the fall of 2014 I worked with the TCU Athletics Department where I help the TCU Student-Athletes with Calculus and Economics. I enjoy tutoring both Math and English/writing because I am an analytical thinker and like to encourage students to challenge themselves and reach new goals. I was a Dean's List student for 6 semesters and have been awarded the Priscilla Tate research prize for Women and Gender studies at TCU as well as 2015 Texas A&M Outstanding Undergraduate Research prize for the Project for Equity.

Outside of work, I enjoy watching college football, being active outdoors and spending time with my friends. My experience as a tutor has helped me learn how to cater to different learning styles and has taught me how to approach issues from different angles. I am both prompt and professional and would love to help your child grow into a successful student.

Undergraduate Degree:

 Texas Christian University - Bachelors, Economics

Watching college football, photography, being outdoors, working out

Business

College Business

College Economics

College English

Conversational Spanish

Elementary School Math

High School Business

High School Economics

High School English

Other

Spanish 1

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

What is your teaching philosophy?

I understand that each student is unique and has an individual learning style. I try to accommodate each person's needs in order to set attainable short and long-term goals .

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

A typical first session consists of meeting the parents to determine what their goals may be, introducing myself to the student and letting them know that I am there as both a teacher and mentor, and assessing the current status of the subjects that the student is needing help with.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Students can become successful independent learners once they gain important organization and planning skills. The student needs to be able to plan ahead, make a study schedule, and keep up with assignments and due dates- all of which I have an extensive experience in assisting with.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I believe that the best way to stay motivated is to see progress and success. I am a strong supporter of setting many short-term goals so that students can track their success and feel a sense of accomplishment.

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

When a student is struggling with grasping a certain concept, it is best to approach the question from a different perspective. Perhaps work on similar problems that are slightly easier and then work your way up, or think of how to work the problem backwards if I can provide the answer to the question.