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Taylor

I'm a future globetrotter, current French and International Affairs major, and proud bulldog at the University of Georgia. I love trying new foods, breaking down language and other barriers, laughing till I'm out of breath, and listening to impassioned people. You'll find me outdoors whenever possible. I'm from Nashville, TN, but I currently live in Athens (GA not Greece) for the school year.

I am so excited to work with students as I plan on eventually becoming a high school French teacher so teaching is not only a great passion of mine, but it will soon become an integral part of my everyday life. So far, I have tutored International Baccalaureate students in high school as I am an IB diploma recipient, so I am able to tutor those classes as well as help students write their Extended Essays. I particular enjoy tutoring French as I would consider myself a devoted Francophile, and I am majoring in French. I also love English/Writing and helping people write essays and improve their grammar.

My teaching methods include personalizing each lesson to the needs of the student followed by several practice questions that we will work through together, as well as independent practice quizzes for the student to complete before each session. I love interacting with people and working with students, and I have a passion for language and writing!

Undergraduate Degree:

 University of Georgia - Current Undergrad, Attempting an M.A. in French and a B.A. in History (considering an B.A. in World Languages Education instead of History)

ACT English: 35

ACT Math: 31

ACT Science: 32

SAT Math: 700

SAT Writing: 750

Swimming, Hiking, Reading

AP French

College English

Conversational French

Elementary School

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Science

Elementary School Writing

French 1

High School Chemistry

High School English

IB

IB Language A: Literature

IB Language A: Literature HL

Middle School

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Science

Middle School Writing

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe that the best teachers offer structured guidelines, while also allowing the students to make their own decisions and attempt problems on their own.

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

I would start by getting to know the student so that the tutoring experience is more enjoyable and personal. I may also start out with some fun learning practice before we delve into the harder problems.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I will personalize each tutoring session to the personality and needs of each student, and give them the freedom to ask questions about what they need help with, as well as provide them with independent practice quizzes for he/she to complete independently.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I will try and keep each lesson entertaining by teaching with a variety of mediums and engaging the student as much as possible.

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

I will continue to explain the concept as simply as I can using visual aids whenever possible, and I will ensure to work through more practice problems with the student before giving him/her independent practice problems to work on.

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

Practice is the best way to improve reading comprehension, so I will work through several reading comprehension problems, and then give the student several more to work on during his/her own time. I will also encourage the student to read outside of class and tutoring, so as to improve his/her reading comprehension while also, hopefully, enjoying a good book.

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

I have found it to be most successful when I give the students practice problems before the tutoring session, and then we can go over these problems during the session. This way, the student is able to see how much he/she knows before the session, so we can focus more on the weaker areas.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

In order to evaluate students' needs, I ask them to complete practice tests before the session, so that I can clearly see their strengths and weaknesses, and we can focus more on the weaknesses, while leaving time at the end to review areas that are easier for the student.