My goals are my student's goals. If your goal is to get an A that is perfectly acceptable and I will help provide the tools necessary to achieve that goals If your goal is to develop a love and passion with math and science I can direct my tutoring to those areas.
I have a very diverse and unique background and skill set from graduation from Saint Joseph's University in 2012 with my physics degree and a minor in secondary education. Even though I love and highly value education, many factors in the traditional school environment frustrated me so I decided to attend and graduated from The University of New Hampshire School of Law. I graduated and was successfully admitted to the New Hampshire State and Federal Bar in 2015.
On a daily basis I am dealing with the cutting edge of technology. That inspires me and keeps me driven. I will make sure my students stay driven and get to achieve their goals for the simple and small course that I am tutoring in.
I am also willing to provide advice outside of tutoring in relation to college and law school admissions.
Saint Joseph's University - Bachelors, Physics
University of New Hampshire School of Law - PhD, Law
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy is to encourage students to pursue what they are good at, not what they like. If you are good at something you will succeed. People enjoy succeeding and accomplishment.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Introduce myself, develop a friendly relationship with them. Then I would do an assessment to determine a starting level.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Make the material something that they like doing. If they want to understand things on their own they will do that.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
By showing them results. When you succeed you will be motivated.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Break it down into smaller components and use the scaffolding model to rebuild their weakness.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Encourage them to read books for fun on a more regular basis.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Repetition and making a problem fun.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
Relate it to something they like. For example, if they like sports read sports books or do sports problems.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
Have them explain something back to me with me acting as a student.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
Confidence is earned by succeeding. Also they will have a set of skills available to them to answer every question with a strategy.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
Basic skills assessment and showing your work. There you can find the weakness.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?