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Beth

Hi, I'm Elizabeth Krochka, but you can call me Beth. I'm a 23 year old Allegheny College graduate with a passion for learning and teaching. One day, I'd like to teach and I hope that working with Varsity Tutors and my clients will help me prepare to be a better teacher. I've always loved school, mainly because I had teachers who were extremely inspired by what they were teaching. They are why I think passion is the key to teaching and I hope to share my passion for learning with my clients. I think that a good teacher or tutor can be the difference between learning being a chore or an opportunity. Passion is contagious and once a student or client can view the information in a new light, what was once impossible becomes a conquered challenge.

Undergraduate Degree:

Allegheny College - Bachelors, History

ACT Reading: 32

SAT Verbal: 750

Reading, writing, drawing, theatre, volleyball

10th Grade Reading

10th Grade Writing

11th Grade Reading

11th Grade Writing

12th Grade Reading

12th Grade Writing

1st Grade Reading

1st Grade Writing

2nd Grade Reading

2nd Grade Writing

3rd Grade Reading

3rd Grade Science

3rd Grade Writing

4th Grade Reading

4th Grade Science

4th Grade Writing

5th Grade Reading

5th Grade Science

5th Grade Writing

6th Grade Reading

6th Grade Science

7th Grade Reading

7th Grade Science

7th Grade Writing

8th Grade Reading

8th Grade Science

8th Grade Writing

9th Grade Reading

9th Grade Writing

Adult Literacy

AP US History

College Biology

College English

College Level American History

College World History

Comparative Literature

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Science

Elementary School Writing

High School Biology

High School Chemistry

High School English

High School Level American History

High School World History

High School Writing

Homework Support

Middle School Reading

Middle School Science

Middle School Writing

SAT Subject Tests Prep

Summer

US History

What is your teaching philosophy?

I think that a teacher or tutor's job is to function as a guide or an interpreter of information. He or she acts as a lens to direct the student's attention, often using different methods to make sure that the information is understood.

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

I think that the first session is partially about getting to know the client, seeing what their strengths are and where they are the least comfortable. As a tutor, I need to know where we are starting from so we can set up the best way to move forward.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Get them interested. I think that once a student gets curious, they can start to work on their own a bit more. Once they start that, the comfort grows and they start to gain confidence.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I think that part of helping a student stay motivated is staying motivated too. If a student thinks that you're not working as hard as they are, they can become discouraged. It's important for me to show that I'm not going to give up on him/her, that I'm working just as hard to help them as they are to help themselves learn.