I am a 24 year old college student of Psychology. I have been working in tutoring for almost five years, both at the college level, and with children K-8 grade. I love all the age groups, though the children especially steal my heart. My preferred subjects are Reading, Phonics, Literature and Spanish.
In my free time I enjoy hiking and working with animals, though a quiet day inside curled up with a nice book sounds like heaven to me as well.
Undergraduate Degree: University of Nevada-Las Vegas - Bachelor in Arts, Psychology
Reading, hiking, working with animals and children
Elementary School Math
High School English
Study Skills and Organization
What is your teaching philosophy?
Firm but encouraging. The most important thing is to connect with the students and work with them at their level, rather than at the level they "should" be.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Get to know them. Ask them how they feel about the subject we are to be working on, and see what *they* think they need help on. Lastly, we would get started working, but as more of an assessment session. I'd leave them with a good taste in their mouth about tutoring.