I'm a recent graduate from Regent University School of Law, where I earned my law degree in 2 years. I'm passionate about investing in students because I know the profound impact that my teachers made on my life. If I hadn't had teachers in high school, college, and law school who were willing to spend their personal time mentoring and tutoring me, I would not have excelled to my current position. Therefore, I endeavor to give others the same one-on-one help that I received. Every student deserves a patient teacher who will help deepen and strengthen the student's understanding of his or her coursework.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Regent University - Bachelors, Government
Graduate Degree: Regent University - PHD, Law Degree
Singing, writing music, reading the Bible, going on walks with good friends, mentouring girls, drinking really good coffee
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy involves spending time getting to know each student to better understand how he or she thinks. Then, I tailor my teaching methods to enhance each student's ability to comprehend and grow in his or her understanding of the subject matter.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
During a typical first session, I would spend 5 to 10 minutes getting to know the student, and allowing the student to get to know me. Then, I would talk with the student in order to discover (1) what areas he or she are struggling in, (2) whether the student is a visual or auditory learner, and (3) whether the student has a favorite learning tool, i.e., diagram, chart, outline, picture, and etc. Then, I would tailor my teaching methods to that specific student, and I would delve into the tutoring session.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
The more practice a student has with engaging a particular subject, the better equipped a student is to become an independent learner. Therefore, in order to encourage a student to become an independent learner, I would provide homework exercises for the student to work on, and then go over each individual exercise during the next tutoring session.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
In order to help the student stay motivated, I would provide constant encouragement in the student's ability to succeed. I would also help the student stay goal-oriented. For example, if the student has a dream that he or she is working towards, motivation to achieve that dream usually follows.