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Marlene

Over the past year, I have applied my knowledge and experience of 16 years gained in the accounting field to help my students gain a comprehensive knowledge of accounting. My experience working in varied environments has enabled me to develop a wide range of practical skills. I am able to manage challenging behavior effectively, conduct activities safely and communicate with people from diverse backgrounds. Further, I am very creative and enjoy sourcing materials that make learning interesting. Most importantly, my ability to work well with others, motivate and inspire is a very significant contribution that I am confident I can bring to helping each student achieve success.

Undergraduate Degree:

 DeVry College of New York - Bachelors, Finance

Graduate Degree:

 DeVry University's Keller Graduate School of Management-North Carolina - Masters, Accounting

I enjoy travelling and cooking. I love watching soccer, and investigative shows.

Business

College Accounting

College Business

Financial Accounting

High School Accounting

High School Business

Managerial Accounting

Other

Summer

What is your teaching philosophy?

Teaching is a passion; it is exhilarating. I never feel more energized than after a class that has gone well. I have a desire to engage, challenge, and inspire growth in my students. At the same time, I want my students to be able to make a connection with the subjects, to understand the principle and foundation of accounting.

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

In the first session with the student it is important to get an understanding of the needs of the students and learning style. We would also need to put a strategy in place to accomplish tasks and assignments in a timely manner.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

To help a student become an independent learner it is important to break each question down to its simplest form and then answer the question accordingly. Helping the student to think critically and outside the box will put them on the road to being an independent learner.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

There are many ways in which students can be motivated, such as: providing feedback to students, relating lesson to things that the students can identify with, and giving them praise when necessary and appropriate.

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

I find that when you apply real life situations to a lesson the student is able to understand the lesson more as they as identify with the subject. Sometimes it made be necessary to break down the lesson to its lowest form.

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

For those struggling with reading comprehension, it is necessary to take a passage one line at a time rather than an entire passage or chapter at a time.

What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?

The strategies that I have found to work well are first to understand the needs of the student and the subject area that they are struggling with.

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

I have found that most of the time student struggles because they do not understand the content of the subject. The best thing to do is to break down the content area to a level that they student will be able to understand.

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

I have found that when you incorporate real world examples to explain the material, students are better able to understand the material.

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

Confidence in a subject is achieved by working on examples to reinforce what have been taught and learned.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

I evaluate a studentニ_s needs by speaking one on one with them about the area they are struggling with.

How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?

I always read up on the subject and content of the material that my students are studying. Once that is achieved, I develop information based content on those along with what is there level of study.

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

I normally as use PowerPoint presentations, text books, and any other information that I can find to explain the content area.