I currently work for a LAUSD after school program at Young Oak Kim Academy Middle School, where I am in charge of providing homework assistance, tutoring, and supplemental activities to students. I have tutored students from elementary to middle school in several subjects including; English (writing, reading, and comprehension), Math, and Science. I have provided one-on-one at home tutoring to elementary students with a focus in English and Math. Some of the qualities that make me a great tutor include; being patient with a student's learning style, making learning fun for a student, being sensitive to the student's learning needs while emphasizing the importance of their education, and lastly always maintaining a professional work ethic as a tutor for the student's success.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: California State University-Northridge - Bachelor in Arts, Psychology
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
Every person, child or adult, has the potential of being a successful student both inside and outside of the classroom. We need to give everyone an equal opportunity of learning. The challenge will be present, but it is not impossible. It is the discipline and integrity and much more, which can guide us through this path of knowledge and educational change.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
In the first session, I like to get to know the student. I ask them questions about themselves. I like to find out what the student's interests are and what they enjoy doing in and outside of the classroom. This allows me to get an idea of who the student is and begin thinking about how I can best help the student meet their goals. I like to provide academic worksheets and/or exercises to evaluate the student's performance in the area of need. This helps me better prepare a lesson plan that will help me best assist the student.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I can help a student become an independent learner by providing learning material and lessons that will help them develop critical thinking skills. Helping the student develop this skill, along with gaining confidence in their ability to learn, allows them to think for themselves in the process of learning. Learning tools (i.e. critical thinking, mnemonics, heuristics, etc.) can help them better understand the way they best learn. Once I introduce some learning tools that are effective for the student, I have the student apply them as they learn.