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Susan

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I am originally from the midwest, but decided to move to lovely Florida. I currently hold an Educational Specialist degree (Ed.S) in Educational Leadership, which I proudly earned from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. My degree has allowed me to share my knowledge with the students that I am privileged to teach.

I have been working in the field of education for many years, and have learned a variety of strategies to help students transition successfully from one grade level to the next. I truly enjoy working with my students, and love watching them learn new things.

Susan’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Springfield College - Bachelors, Human Services

Graduate Degree: Liberty University - Masters, Education

Hobbies

Reading, Bowling, Using the Computer

Tutoring Subjects

College English

English

ESL/ELL

High School English

Phonics

Reading

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

As an educator, you must use as many resources as possible in order to help students gain the required knowledge they need to be successful throughout their academics.

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

Get to know what the students like are in school.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Showing the student strategies that will help him/her to do better.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Talk about related subjects to what is being taught.

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

Questions, discussions to gain a better understanding of the problem, quizzing them.

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

Let them know they must practice a few minutes every day.

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

Ask the student to show you what they have learned and build on their knowledge.

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

Working continuous on that subject. Letting them know each time how much they have improved.

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

Quizzes and oral discussion.

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

Telling them that they are doing well and giving praise to them.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

Taking notes each session so I will know what to work on.

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

By coming prepared, and talking with the parent.

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

Grade appropriate workbooks, flash cards, pencils, crayons, paper.