I have several years of tutoring experience as well as 30+ hours of education classes at the college level. I am very creative and love to be outside with my dogs and family. I believe that education is the way to achieve all of your goals in life and want to spend my life providing opportunities for other people.
Colorado Christian University - Bachelors, Youth Ministry
Elementary School Math
High School English
Study Skills and Organization
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Put yourself into the story. If you are reading about a cat that goes on an adventure imagine yourself in the story, not just reading it.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
The best way to get kids excited about hard subjects is to make them see that they are getting better at it and make them feel like it is not impossible.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
I like to have students put things into their own words. This shows mastery of a concept and it allows for precise discussion on what they do not understand.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
I look at a combination of practice problems as well as what the student says about the subject.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
Each student is unique and can learn best when taught how they learn. There are seven common learning styles and I am comfortable adapting any lesson to them.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
Plenty of practice problems, visuals, and shared work where we both work on the same problem.