My name is Taylor and I am a student at University of Colorado - Colorado Springs studying to be an elementary school teacher. I love working with kids and I love teaching.
University of Colorado-Colorado Springs - Current Undergrad, Elementary Education
What is your teaching philosophy?
My philosophy of teaching is that every student learns in a different way. It is my goal to help students discover the way that works best for them and ensures they learn the material, not just the answers.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
In the first session, I would talk to the student and determine their goals. Helping them to know where they want to end gives them the motivation to achieve their goals.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Students become independent learners when they know what methods work for them. That is my goal as a teacher and tutor: help students know what works for them and set them up for success.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
What motivates a student varies as well. Setting goals allows students to remember what they want to be motivated towards. Incentives aren't bad either.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Break it down. I would explain it step by step and then give them more practice to better understand it.