The best way for me to teach you is to see what you already know. You'll try things on your own to start, then I'll jump in and help fill in the holes. Tutors and teachers are great ways to learn, but the best thing we can do is show you how to teach yourself!
University of Denver - Bachelors, Biological Sciences & Psychology
ACT Composite: 35
ACT Science: 36
College Application Essays
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Science
Elementary School Writing
High School Biology
High School Chemistry
High School English
High School Writing
MCAT Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Science
Middle School Writing
Study Skills and Organization
What is your teaching philosophy?
Students learn best by doing. As a tutor, I emphasize practice, practice, practice. If you can do something once while being walked through it, great! If you can do it a tenth time without needing any help, that's my goal. I will work with you every step of the way until you get there.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
See what you know. The best way for me to learn what I should be teaching is to see how much you don't need to be taught. Whatever the problem is, I want to see you try it on your own first, and then I'll help you on those steps you're having trouble with.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Encourage them to try things on their own. Whenever a new problem comes up, you've got to give it a shot. Get as far as you can alone. I'll help you get over your hurdles and show you where you might need to focus more of your efforts.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Repetition. We'll do the problem together. Then we'll find a new one that requires the same skills. We'll do that one together. Then we'll find another one. This time you're on your own. And so on, continually weaning back the help until you've got it down without any assistance.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Slow it down. Take things word by word, and sentence by sentence, making sure every part is understood. Then the next page try it a little bit quicker. Build up the speed as the comprehension comes quicker, but focus on understanding the words rather than getting through them.