Greetings! My name is Gabrielle Jones, and I am currently in my junior year of college majoring in English. My life aspirations are to pursue the fields of law and education helping to enhance communities on a global level. My passion in education is to help mold and shape the learning, retention mechanisms and comprehension development of students to broaden their learning experience and ultimately take part in creating world scholars.
Cuyahoga Community College District - Associates, English
College Level American History
College Level American Literature
College World History
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Geography
High School Level American History
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy is to help mold and shape the learning style, retention mechanisms, and comprehension development of students to broaden their learning experience and ultimately take part in creating world scholars.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
It is vital to me to get to know the student. Their likes and dislikes, their struggle areas, and their strengths. This will help me determine what learning style the student has, and what teaching style would be best suited for the student.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
A big part of learning is about confidence. If a student does not believe in themselves then they will not believe that they are capable of successfully learning and retaining information on their own. That is where I would come in at, my students will be molded in their confidence from repeating positive affirmations about themselves during every session, weekly goals of personal growth. I will gradually walk my students into spending more time independently working and showing them the plethora of positive benefits behind independent learning.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I first learn what is blocking the student from grasping the skill or concept at hand. Is the skill or concept on their level, or is it too advanced for them? Depending on what I find out will determine my steps. I bring outside resources into the learning setting, which often increases the ability to grasp a concept significantly. Many times, students need to be able to relate scholastic concepts to real-life situations.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Reading comprehension is one of my strongest subjects. There are a plethora of ways to enhance a student’s reading comprehension. Flashcards promote strong memorization; with reading, many students learn it by hearing it, but a big part is remembering a word and its sound when you see it. Also, breaking a word down in an easier context before approaching the entire word often helps as well.