I would make a good tutor because I have been a teacher of elementary students for 14 years and I know what is takes to help students learn things on their level. I walk students through the problems and help them pick apart what the questions are asking. I also help students with the process of elimination and understanding each answer. I am patient and look forward to working with your student.
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
Teach so that the students can learn the things they need to be successful.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Talk with them about what they love to learn about.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Model that they can learn whatever makes them happy, and go for it.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Show them that learning is fun.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Show them the successes they've had in the past, and tell them they can go further.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Show them new reading comprehension strategies.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Adapting old strategies and making them new and fresh.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
Show them new ways to learn it.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
Review time and small test assessments.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
Praise them for the effort that they are giving.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
Small assessments to gauge where they are at.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
Learn the students and give them what they need.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
Reviewing book and activities to grow knowledge in a subject.