I have 8+ years of experience in various aspects of education, from teaching to academic advising at the college level, and 16+ years of experience in environmental science. I can help students prepare to be successful in homework organization, study skills, coursework and through the college admissions process.
Undergraduate Degree: University of Florida - Bachelors, Forest Resources and Conservation
Graduate Degree: University of Florida - Masters, Forest Resources and Conservation
When I am not outdoors I am reading, watching science fiction, blogging or writing.
What is your teaching philosophy?
Help students see that what they are learning applies to their life.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Spend time getting to know the student and understanding their concerns.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Show them that learning can be fun and rewarding.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Help the student understand the "big picture," then break the work down into manageable chunks.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Find another way to teach the skill or concept. Everybody learns differently. Find what works best with each specific student.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Review the basics and find something they will enjoy reading. Once they can grasp the fun stuff, then move on to the more difficult.