Currently, I am a history teacher/tutor and I am in my fourth year of teaching and I absolutely love it. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Scranton in Secondary Education-Social Studies. Also, I hold a Teacher of Students with Disabilities certification from Bloomfield College. In terms of my teaching/tutoring experience, I have been a teacher in the same school for the past three years and I have tutored privately since I graduated from college in 2011. I have worked in private, public, and special needs schools. So I have worked with students who have varying abilities across the educational spectrum.
Currently, I am tutoring in all subjects of Social Studies, mostly American and European/World History. I have taught AP History before and am currently preparing my younger students in the honors track for AP History. Personally, I love tutoring students in European History because the events I find most interesting are the Renaissance and the French Revolution. Other events in American History are interesting as well, but I always loved learning about those topics when I was in school.
As I have become an experienced teacher/tutor over the years, I have been able to form my personal teaching philosophy. From teaching in all different types of school settings, I have realized that each student learns in his/her own unique way. The teacher/tutor has to use his/her methods to fit each particular learning style. Personally, I have my favorite ways I like to teach and tutor. However, it's not about me, it's about the student. Therefore, I will do everything in MY power to ensure student success.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Scranton - Bachelors, Secondary Education-Social Studies
Some of my hobbies outside of teaching include baseball, bowling, and going out to the mall and various restaurants.
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
Every student has the ability to be successful. I strive to find the ways that each student learns best.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I would get an idea of what the student needs help with, as well as identify their strengths and weaknesses.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I can give them skills and tasks to practice on the side when I'm not with them.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I can constantly check in to see their progress and how they've been doing.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I can ask them if there is a better way they would like to learn the concept. Your best resource is the student themselves.