Reflecting on my educational experiences, I appreciate the immeasurable impact that teachers
make on the lives of young people. I also realize that the skills and knowledge acquired in the
classroom, will be used by young people throughout life. Therefore, as a teacher, I hope to be a
role model that cultivates in young people, open minds, the knowledge and ability to look at the
world critically, and the belief in ones capacity to make positive contributions to society.
A little bit about myself; I've worked with numerous amounts of students to better their educational needs. I am currently a second year college student at the University of California, Riverside. I was in all the honor clubs and societies since high school and I was on the varsity tennis team for 4 years. I have also been doing mission work with my church for the past 5 years in the Navajo Reservation and Tijuana, Mexico.
Overall, my goal is to use the best of my abilities to help the student develop necessary skills in whatever subject needed and to acquire the knowledge to be successful later on in life.
University of California-Riverside - Current Undergrad, Mechanical Engineering
10th Grade Math
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1st Grade Math
1st Grade Reading
1st Grade Writing
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2nd Grade Reading
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4th Grade Math
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6th Grade Math
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Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
I would make the exercise fun and interactive so that the student can have fun and can fully understand the material.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
I would constantly review material that the student feels is completely understood. More practice with understood material will help the student master the subject.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
I first have to adapt to their personality and style of learning. From there, adapting to the student's need becomes easier, because I have familiarized myself with them.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
I typically have every needed material prepared before the tutoring session even begins. This way I am fully prepared to assist the student with whatever he/she needs.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
For students who are struggling with reading comprehension, I do not rush them. I would have them go at their own pace until they improve, and then the pace increases from there. The student's needs and pace are top priority.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
I first ask the student what they feel is currently needed. Then I would take control from there and evaluate their needs based on what they've said.