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Shay

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Teaching is something I love to do and tutoring is one of the ways I do it. I enjoy helping others reach their goals. My favorite subject is Math, specifically Algebra. Equations are like puzzles to be solved.

Outside of tutoring, I love to read and spend time with my friends and family. I enjoy shopping and reading.

I look forward to having the opportunity to serve you.

Shay’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Hampton University - Bachelors, Psychology

Graduate Degree: Regent University - Masters, Special Education

Hobbies

Emotional health, holistic health care, homeschooling, reading, shopping

Tutoring Subjects

ACT Prep

Arithmetic

College English

Elementary Math

Elementary School Math

English

Essay Editing

High School English

Homework Support

Math

Middle School Math

Other

Phonics

Reading

Special Education

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Summer

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

My philosophy is to encourage students to use what they already know and use that knowledge as a base to build up what they don't know.

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

I would probably talk a bit about why the student is in tutoring and encourage them to ask me anything. Then, we could work through a few problems so they could learn more about my style.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Students are excited about seeking answers when they believe they are capable of doing so. I would work to build a student's confidence by encouraging to do a bit more than they think they can.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I help students stay motivated by helping them tie tutoring to their goals.

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

I would remind the student that everyone has areas of strengths and weaknesses. Then, I would try different methods to see if another way helps them learn better.

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

Reading comprehension can often be assisted by helping students imagine that something is really happening. Another way is by figuring out how everything is connected or which details can help them understand the writing.

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

Humor is the most successful tool I've found for younger students. For older students, conveying that we are on the same side is really helpful.