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Nelly

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I have over 5 years experience working with students from age 4 to 18. Also, I have worked with college students teaching them maths and French. I am great with my students as I am very patient with them. I usually go over the lesson, explain the topic, then go over some examples before letting the student work the problems on his own. I use different teaching styles with my students.
I believe I will be a good fit to work with students because I hold a Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering and an Accounting Certificate; my achievements in education permit me to properly help, teach, and guide students with their education in order to make them more confident and succeed in School and later on College.
My goal is to help students with their subjects and make sure they enjoy studying those subjects; I believe that to successfully understand the topics and subjects, the student has to enjoy them in order to feel more confident with these subjects.

Nelly’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of California in Irvine - Bachelors, BA of Sciences In Civil Engineering

Hobbies

Read books, movies, hiking, shopping, and babysitting.


Q & A

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

By working on his confidence, learning techniques and teaching him how to study properly.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

By building their confidence and making sure they understand the subject they are working on.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

I will explain the concept and illustrate it with examples until the student feels comfortable.

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

By working on each paragraph and making a summary of what the student just read; in other words, to get a better understanding of the reading.

What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?

To get to know the student in order to know what teaching styles will work with them.

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

I will make him love the subject by making him understand that subject.

What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?

I will go over the lesson and do many examples with the student until he can do it on his own. Then we can move to harder ones.

How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?

By making the student understanding and love the subject.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

By speaking to him on the first session, which I usually call the "introduction session."

How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?

By talking to them about their availability and being flexible with them.

What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?

During tutoring sessions, I use the student's schoolbooks, and I bring my own exercises to work on when all the examples and book exercises have been worked on by the student.

What is your teaching philosophy?

My students have to learn and get better at the subjects we are working on.

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

Introduce myself, and learn about the student in order to know their strengths and weaknesses.