My philosophy of education is that every student can learn, and excel given the right tools for them. Learning is an individual experience and helping students understand themselves and the way their brain gathers information can help them love to learn!
I am a psychotherapist with a Master's degree in Counseling from Texas State University. In my work with teen and adult counseling clients, I teach them that knowing yourself is the best way to get your needs and wants met. This is very similar to how I approach teaching in that knowing yourself is paramount.
A student does not "need the answer," they need to know how to find the answer and synthesize the information to best suit the current assignment.
I look forward to working with you, and helping you to become a lifelong learner!
Texas Tech University - Bachelors, Public Relations
Texas State University-San Marcos - Masters, Community Counseling
GRE Analytical Writing: 4.5
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
A first session might include reviewing past work the student has completed to find their strengths. Then, using those strengths to help them uncover the best path to success with the current problem.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Students become independent learners when they are shown how to find the answer on their own. Guiding them to discover the solution and igniting the passion for curiosity creates motivation for the future.