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.
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.