I have a degree in English with a minor in psychology from Milligan College, TN. All throughout my high school and college years I have been involved in theatre, especially musical theatre. I could talk about my favorite musical all day. I am hoping to pursue a graduate degree in English in the coming few years. I love tutoring because I enjoy helping students to figure out the best ways to solve problems and to increase their education. I believe that every students is capable of achieving great things and I want to unlock that potential.
Undergraduate Degree: Milligan College - Bachelor in Arts, English
Theatre, reading, yoga
10th Grade Reading
10th Grade Writing
11th Grade Reading
11th Grade Writing
12th Grade Reading
12th Grade Writing
9th Grade Reading
9th Grade Writing
College Level American Literature
High School English
High School Geography
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
In a first session, I would spend a lot of time just talking with the student about problem areas or difficulties. Sometimes struggles are not with the subject matter itself, but with the student's approach to the subject.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Students become independent learners when they are empowered to take for themselves the tools of learning tutors and teachers provide. I would show students how to build their toolbox to understand complicated concepts.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I'm a rewards-motivation kind of person. I like to reward younger students with small trinkets or snacks, and older students with short breaks or maybe a game.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Having difficulty understanding something is something everyone goes through and is not a reason to get discouraged. I would remind the student that they are probably good at lots of other things, but some things are a little harder to grasp than others. I would try to explain the various aspects of the problem in smaller detail, in order to establish what the specific problem is.