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Shannon

I am currently a student at Pikes Peak Community College working towards an eventual BA in Sign Language Interpreting. With my degree, I am fluent in ASL so I would love to help any deaf students looking for tutoring an any subjects I have listed. I have experience working with a wide range of students ages 8 and up, in a variety of different subjects such as math, English, test prep, ASL, and more. My favorite subject to teach and tutor is English, it was always my strong point in school as well as one of my passions. I have knowledge in creative writing and essay writing as well as grammar. I also took AP english and AP history so I have knowledge of those subjects as well as their testing environment. My favorite hobbies include singing, writing, rock climbing, and anything to do with Disney. My philosophy when it comes to tutoring is really trying to get kids to enjoy learning and help them understand and solve any struggles or frustrations. I think school can be enjoyable and anyone can be successful with the correct tools.

Undergraduate Degree:

 Pikes Peak Community College - Current Undergrad, ASL Interpreting

ACT Reading: 33

ACT Science: 33

I love creating writing, singing, playing mystery games, and going to college. My passion is American Sign Language, and I'm working towards my degree in intepreting.

11th Grade Reading

11th Grade Writing

12th Grade Writing

8th Grade Science

Adult Literacy

American Sign Language

College English

Elementary School Math

High School Chemistry

High School English

High School Writing

Homework Support

Middle School Science

Music

Other

Singing

Summer

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

I would give them extra questions not on homework or any worksheets, and ask them to explain to me step-by-step the process we are working on to see if they can explain it in their own words.

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

Show them that the subject is fun! Help them first backtrack to steps they do understand and work up to the harder steps; that way they can build confidence in the knowledge before diving into the difficult matter.

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

I prefer some workbooks and online resources. Online to me sometimes explains it better than some textbooks.

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

I would go over their strengths and weaknesses, and really try to get an understanding of who they are as a student and what we can do in future sessions to help them become more successful.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I try to mix up my tutoring style, sometimes doing activities, sometimes strict learning, but I usually try to pinpoint something they are interested in and relate tutoring to whatever that is.

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

I try to give them different perspectives to look at the concept and little nuances to remember concepts.