My hobbies are reading different types of books, like autobiographies and novels; the current one I am reading is The Martian. I enjoy reading self-improvement books, like Mindset by Carol S. Dweck. I also enjoy cooking different types of dishes. I am passionate about teaching adults or children that struggle in a particular subject. I enjoy teaching English as a Second Language and Spanish.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Pontifi Universidad Javeriana - Bachelors, Engeneering
Graduate Degree: Huston-Tillotson University - Masters, Education
Reading and cooking
Elementary School Math
High School English
STAAR EOC Prep
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe any student can learn; every student and instructor should put the effort and mindset into it.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I will introduce myself and find out about the student's interests and learning style.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I will first explain the lesson and let him gain confidence. Then, I would give him independent assignments to do.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I will make lessons that are fun, and help him feel at ease with the particular subject. I'd also try different types of activities.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I will use manipulatives or real life examples that he can apply.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
I give them strategies, and review every new concept we learn several times.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
I find out the student's subject of interest, and I get to know the student better.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
I would check and see what are the student's interests, and I will create some game that have to do with the subject, for example math. We can use cards.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
I will repeat the material in different ways, and give him an informal assessment to check his understanding, and ask him questions.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
I will show him he can answer questions, and praise him in different occasions, and show him his accomplishments.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
I like to do formal and informal assessments.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
I modify my materials by researching them online and altering them to fit the student's learning style.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
I use print materials from different books that I have at home or from different websites.