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I have a Bachelors and Masters in organizational Management and a Doctorate of Management in Leadership, as well as a Masters in Education. I have taught higher education part time since 1999. I truly enjoy teaching and helping people to accomplish their personal and professional goals. I believe teaching is a privileged and learning is one of the greatest gifts we can have!

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Penny’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Graduate Degree: University OF PHX - PHD, Management & Leadership

Graduate Degree: California State University-East Bay - Master of Science, Education


Therapeutic Aromatherapy, Stress Management, Animals, P90X, outdoors.

Tutoring Subjects



Business Enterprise

College Accounting

College Business


High School Accounting

High School Business

Intermediate Accounting

Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I strive to create an environment of collaboration, open communication, and shared experience while being flexible in order to help students learn and grow. I look to address a diverse population, along with multiple needs, different learning styles, and various motivators. I aim to challenge all students to excel, and I am open to assist those students that might need extra help. I see myself as a guide, a coach, and a cheerleader.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

Get to know the student and tell them a little about me.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Teach the student the steps needed to figure out the problems.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Showing the student how to accomplish small goals along the way to a big goal.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

I would show the student more than one way to look at the passage.

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

Help them to see the story in the reading.

What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?

Find out what is most confusing and what they like best about the topic.

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

Connect the topic to something that they like or understand.

What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?

I would use hands-on techniques so the student could try out the process.

How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?

I show the student, we work the problem together, then the student does it on their own.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

I have them show me their grades and feedback, as well as do a problem or two.

How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?

I find out what they know and how they like to learn.

What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?

Giving sample problems students can complete.

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