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Margaret

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I received my Masters degree in Education, with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. I received my Bachelors degree in History and French from George Fox University. While an undergraduate, I traveled abroad to Paris, France, where I lived for six months. This experience was fantastic! Upon my return, I tutored students in French and taught French language labs. For the past two years, I taught 8th grade English through Teach For America, one of the nation's leading service programs. During my commitment, I specialized in providing individualized instruction to my students to increase their learning. I am a firm believer in approaching instruction through being genuine and authentic to build a successful partnership. I especially love tutoring History, French, and English Language Arts, and enjoy sharing my passion for these subjects with my students. When I am not tutoring, I love to read, specifically histories, young adult, and crime thrillers. I also love to watch restaurant shows with Gordon Ramsay and try to recreate his recipes.

Margaret’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: George Fox University - Bachelor in Arts, History, French

Graduate Degree: University of Nevada, Las Vegas - Masters in Education, Education

Hobbies

reading, history, french, jogging, movies

Tutoring Subjects

History

AP Comparative Government and Politics

AP French Language and Culture

AP Human Geography

AP U.S. Government & Politics

AP United States History

AP US History

College English

College Essays

College Geography

College Level American History

Comparative Literature

Conversational French

English

English Grammar and Syntax

ESL/ELL

Essay Editing

European History

French

French 2

French 3

French 4

Geography

High School English

High School Geography

High School Level American History

IB Extended Essay

IB Geography

IB Geography HL

IB Geography SL

IB Global Politics

IB Global Politics HL

IB Global Politics SL

IB History

IB History HL

IB History SL

IB World Religions

IB World Religions SL

Languages

Literature

Other

Public Speaking

Reading

SAT Subject Test in French

SAT Subject Test in French with Listening

SAT Subject Tests Prep

Social studies

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Summer

Test Prep

World Religions

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe that each student deserves an individualized teaching approach.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

In a first session, I strive to get to know a student to understand why they are struggling. We set goals, and I try to learn more about the student to tailor sessions to their unique interests.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

A student can only be an independent learner when they take ownership of their education. Students need to be confident. I encourage my students to proactively ask questions and to be honest when they are struggling.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I would help a student stay motivated by revisiting their goals and encouraging the student. Everyone struggles, but even small successes can matter immensely.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

If one way of teaching a concept doesn't work, I try another way of presenting the material. It's important to change how something is being presented so all learning styles can be addressed.

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

The most important thing in reading comprehension is practice. Students must practice actively reading, which means rereading, asking questions, and discussing. It's also important to break down the text into smaller sections to decrease frustration.