As a teacher, I have seen students first hand struggling to learn in a congested classroom setting. Even one in which there are a significantly reduced number of students in the room. This goes for both general education and special education students. I have also seen them flourish after being given extra one on one attention and time to learn concepts that he or she is struggling with. That is why I wanted to become a tutor in my spare time. I spend every day as an educator and not always able to give the extra attention to the students that require it the most. When tutoring, I am able to spend as much time as necessary on a concept, and use different methods to convey that concept to my students.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Hartford - Bachelor in Arts, Communications
Graduate Degree: Long Island University - Master of Science, Special Education
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College Level American History
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Geography
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Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
An exemplary teacher will ensure that students are able to develop socially and emotionally, to help guide students towards academic success. One will be persistent and creative in the methods used to deliver content in order to be able to reach all students. An exemplary teacher will build a bond with his or her students to make sure they knew that their teacher cared about their success. An exemplary teacher will make him or herself accessible to assist students.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Discuss interests, hobbies, and strengths and weaknesses. Test the areas of strength and weakness informally. Then pick a skill to start working on in tutoring sessions.