...to help students achieve academic success. I place a high value on education, which has led me to seek a career in teaching and tutoring. I am currently a substitute teacher for Clark County School District, predominately working with grades K-8. I have experience tutoring with two different institutions, as well as on a private basis. I am a graduate of the University of Nevada Las Vegas. I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor...
...have tutored high school and middle school students extensively in a variety of subjects, and specialize in test prep including SAT and AP testing, as well as middle school and high school math. My favorite subject to teach is any kind of test prep because its easy to track how quickly a student is learning, and helps me adjust my teaching style to be most effective for each individual student. My teaching philosophy is that...
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...college where I studied to become an elementary school teacher. I am currently certified in New York State to teach children from birth through 6th grade. I am currently going to graduate school to gain additional certifications in Literacy for children from birth through 12th grade. I have always loved learning and working with children. I am excited to take on the responsibility of being a tutor and hopefully in the upcoming Fall, being a...
Stay positive, work hard, respect yourself and others. I've taught and tutored for about 4 years. I've tutored K-12 in reading, writing, and ACT/SAT. I've also worked on language skills with college students.
...what she does! Having a younger sibling with multiple disabilities, I always knew that I wanted to go into special education to "do better" for our students. I strive to be the best teacher I can be, so that my students get the best education possible. As a special education teacher, I understand the importance of differentiating and meeting a student at their current knowledge level. I always strive to find the best way for...
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...seven years. After college, where I obtained my bachelor's degree in English and Creative Writing in order to gain a new, fresh perspective on liberal arts culture and the humanities, I realized my academic focus was better suited for the study and education associated with math. I've loved math ever since grade school, and I found myself actually looking forward to coming home and doing my math homework! I soon realized that what I was...
...I also hold a certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from the University of California, Santa Barbara. I have experience tutoring ESL privately in Brazil and through Skype. I also have experience tutoring Spanish and the clarinet. I tutor many aspects of English including reading, writing, test prep, literature, grammar, and essay editing. I also tutor any level of Spanish, including test prep for SAT subject tests or Spanish Language AP...
As a result of my experience in education, I appreciate the incredible impact that teachers have on the lives of young people. I know that teachers provide knowledge and skills used by young people throughout life. Therefore, as a teacher, my greatest aim is to be a role model. I want to cultivate open minds, the knowledge and ability to look at the world critically, and students' belief in their own capacity to make positive...
...from the University of Georgia, I spent 3 years as a full-time news producer with NBC 26/ WAGT-TV. During that time, I also received the amazing opportunity to head coach Augusta University's competitive cheerleading team, whom I helped tutor during my spare time outside of the newsroom. It was then that I realized my passion for teaching and became a middle-school Video Broadcasting Teacher with Fulton County Schools. Here, I developed positive relationships with my...
I believe that everyone can learn and that learning should be fun and engaging. I will endeavor to make our tutoring experience fun, engaging and successful by getting to know you and your learning style. We will make personal connections to your learning that will make learning easier and fun!
...Interdisciplinary Humanities with an emphasis in Art History. During my time at BYU, I had the opportunity to be a TA. I have graded several student essays and various written assignments. I met with students on a daily basis to discuss upcoming projects, as well as answering questions that they had for the course. I continue to tutor students that need assistance with English college courses. I have a passion for helping students to thrive...
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I believe that everyone can learn just in different ways. It is the extra mile that counts when it comes to teaching. It is important as a teacher to understand that every person learns in a different way and that it is important to adapt and modify instruction to best fit each individual
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During early education, one of the most important environmental factors that can help lead a child to later academic success is finding the proper level of introductory difficulty, pace, and stimulation. Different students will have different natural aptitudes: some will prefer reading exercises while others prefer math, and some will prefer visual data representations while others prefer to hear a teacher read aloud from a book. Identifying your student's learning preferences and tendencies can be an incredibly meaningful step toward making his or her educational experience as engaging and effective as possible. Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) programs, also referred to as Talented and Gifted (TAG) programs, are provided in some school systems as an opportunity to present different curricula and challenges to those students who demonstrate advanced aptitudes from an early age. Admittance into these programs can be determined with any one of a variety of elementary standardized tests, such as the CogAT, OLSAT, or NNAT, though many others may be offered, depending on your geographic location.
The quicker pace and increased difficulty of material presented is designed to keep students fascinated with academic concepts, where they may have become bored or disinterested in a class moving at a slower rate. If your child has been accepted into a GATE or TAG program, then there can be no doubt about the advanced nature of his or her cognition. Even so, the different ways that different subjects may appeal to your student may cause him or her to excel in one area, but struggle in another. Such discrepancies can be highlighted in a GATE or TAG curriculum, causing frustration that can lead to academic aversions and future difficulties simply based on this negative experience. If your child has demonstrated exceptional academic ability, but still struggles to completely master some of the concepts presented in his or her coursework, consider enlisting the help of an instructor. GATE/ TAG tutoring programs are designed to keep your student challenged in the areas in which he or she excels, while building foundations and strengthening conceptual understanding in those areas in which your child has difficulty. Private GATE/ TAG tutoring can provide a personalized environment, allowing your child to receive one-on-one instruction.
This individual attention removes the distractions and variables of a classroom education, allowing your child's tutor to focus exclusively on his or her needs. Your tutor can craft a targeted learning plan, specific to your child's interests, strengths, weaknesses, and learning style, allowing lessons to proceed in as effective and efficient a way as possible. With GATE/ TAG tutoring, your child can receive the advanced instruction and academic challenges that he or she craves, while gaining the crucial review and supplemental education that he or she needs to achieve well-rounded academic success. Even in GATE and TAG courses, the topics being taught are the mere fundamentals upon which future courses in high school and college will build.
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During this session, I worked with the student on the reading and science sections of the ACT. I had the student read a passage and timed her reading speed (180 wpm), and compared it to the average reading speed (250 WPM). I discussed with her reading strategies and determined that she had difficulty with the reading section because she would always return to the passage after every question. We worked on her reading passages and answering questions without always referring back to the text.
I also worked with the student on the Data Representation portion of the science section. I worked with her on questions and showed her how to approach these questions.
Writing with Action Verbs/Avoiding the Passive Voice, SAT Writing Sentence Correction, Review of Multiple Choice Strategy/Time Management, Essay Composition/Organization, Outlining, Reviewed Essays From Last Week
For Next Week: Outlines For 2 Essays, Vocabulary Log
The student and I worked extensively on the math section of his ACT today. I noticed he was a little frustrated with not being able to recall processes for certain types of problems, so I tried to slow things down and review concepts as much as test-taking strategies. Next week we will focus mostly on seeing where his conceptual difficulties lie. We also did some work in the science section, which he seemed to improve on. I advised the student to practice reading more technical writing to prepare him for the science section. In English he also did very well, although we spent much less time in this section.. He had no major conceptual problems in that section today.
Today we talked about test-taking strategies and went through Practice Test 1: Section 1, and we completed part of Section 2. The student did very well. She understands the material but she sometimes gets overwhelmed by what the question is asking for. She gets a little lost when the question is particularly wordy, but once we break down the question, she is able to solve the problem independently. We discussed that practice problems are probably the best tool for her right now so that she can become more familiar with how the SAT phrases questions.
The student and I discussed her previous scores. She had done very well overall, and she had missed the most questions in critical reading. I took a more detailed approach with her this time, asking her to carefully reword the question and to come up with her own answer, in addition to categorizing questions and looking for key words. She did very well.
This was my first session with the student. After getting to know each other a bit we started right into a few practice tests so I could get a feel for his strengths and weaknesses. He has strong reading comprehension capabilities, and after a little direction and strategy he had little trouble with the science questions we went over.