I'm currently a senior at Miami University, majoring in Marketing, with minors in Russian. Interactive Media Studies, and Classical Humanities.
I attended Glenbrook North High School, in Northbrook, IL, where I finished with a GPA of 3.67 and an ACT score of 33. I also took AP Lit, AP US Gov, AP World Gov, and AP Macro.
I would love to help you and your student succeed during their time in high school, and will be available the entire summer!
Looking forward to hearing from you,
Miami University-Oxford - Bachelors, Marketing
ACT Composite: 33
ACT English: 36
ACT Math: 31
ACT Reading: 35
ACT Science: 32
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I'd get to know the student and see what their strengths and weaknesses are, and what their preferred style of learning is.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
By walking them through the problem the first time, then giving them practice problems until they are comfortable solving them themselves.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Positive reinforcement always helps! The student can only learn if they want to learn, so helping them understand and like what they're studying is a great motivator.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
I would talk through the passage with them and explain key words and phrases that often come up. Practice makes perfect.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Getting to know them on an individual level and teaching them in a style that benefits them the most.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
By relating the subject to something they like or something they're interested in, it increases the relevancy of the subject.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
Self-tests and quizzes, and having them explain it to me as if they were the teacher.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
Showing them how far they've come and encouraging them to get engaged in the subject.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
Getting to know them and seeing what learning method works best for them, whether it's audio, visual, or verbal.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
Practice problems, quizzes, and an exam for them to take at home.
What is your teaching philosophy?
Every student can succeed in any subject if they enjoy learning. My job is to help them understand and love to learn, so that their education will extend well beyond high school.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Positive reinforcement, showing them their progress and how far they've come!