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Samantha

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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.

Samantha’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Milligan College - Bachelor in Arts, English

Hobbies

Theatre, reading, yoga

Tutoring Subjects

10th Grade

10th Grade Reading

10th Grade Writing

11th Grade Reading

11th Grade Writing

12th Grade Reading

12th Grade Writing

9th Grade Reading

9th Grade Writing

Adult Literacy

American Literature

College English

College Geography

College Level American Literature

Comparative Literature

English

English Grammar and Syntax

Geography

High School English

High School Geography

High School Level American Literature

High School Writing

Literature

Phonics

Psychology

Social Sciences

Social studies

Writing


Q & A

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.