I am currently in my last year at the Barrett Honors College at ASU. I am studying Business Computer Information Systems and pursuing a double minor in Studio Art and Digital Art and an International Business Certificate. I've been tutoring for 8 years now through various avenues and really enjoy helping other students get interested in the subjects they find most difficult. I have had experience previously tutoring at a Middle School tutoring center, and online through another tutoring company. I prefer to tutor students in English, Writing, Math until Algebra 2, and French. My favorite subjects to tutor however, is writing and French. I am an aspiring designer and I hope to work in the tech industry after I graduate. I am also originally from the Bay Area in California and other than doing art, my hobbies include hiking, swimming, listening to music and reading.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Arizona State University - Bachelor of Science, Computer Information Systems
Hiking, Running, Swimming, Art, Reading, Listening to Music, Traveling
Q & A
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I would first find out what the student is learning in class, and what they need help on. I would ask them a couple questions about themselves so that I can help them understand the subject using their interests as examples. I also would emphasize that they should ask me questions, and ask me to repeat things or slow down whenever they need me to, so that they are comfortable.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
A student first needs to feel that they have caught up to where the rest of the class is. Then after this foundation is built, the student needs to feel like they want to try on their own by asking questions or actively pursuing the material. I think that a student can become an independent learner once they feel self-motivated.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I would try to relate the concept to one of their interests, or put it into a situation that they can relate to. It helps to apply what you learn to a real-life situation.