My name is Scarlett Nordyke. I am graduating in May 2016 with a Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education (K-9) with an endorsement in math, ELA, and social studies. I enjoy working with kids of all ages, but I especially love working with young adolescents! I also have a love for mathematics, and I hope to be a middle school math teacher with my very own classroom this fall! I look forward to working and enhancing students' abilities in education.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Get to know the student's likes and dislikes, and try to incorporate their interests into my tutoring time with them. They will find it more enjoyable.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
I would find out the student's likes and dislikes, especially their interests. If they enjoy baseball, I can incorporate baseball into a math tutoring session to pique their interest with a subject that they are struggling in.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
I would have pre-assessments, formative assessments, and an assessment after everything has been taught to see how the student progressed.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
Get them motivated, include their interests into the tutoring session, allow time for brain breaks, etc.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
By observations, diagnostic assessments, formative assessments, & conversations with the student.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
If a student is struggling with a particular concept, I will incorporate some type of manipulative to meet the student's needs.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
Paper, whiteboard and marker, manipulatives, worksheets, etc.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Give them beneficial study skills/strategies to allow the student to succeed and become an independent learner all on their own.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Pick stories/books that are related to their interest. This may pique interest and the desire to read something that is interesting to the student.