I studied at the University of North Florida and Valencia College. I have always been passionate about other languages and cultures, and so I decided to participate in a study abroad experience in Germany through UNF. I started learning German about two years ago, continued to study the language through college, and eventually lived in Germany for almost a year altogether. I reached fluency within 3 months, to the point where I was able to understand and communicate in German quite effectively, and continued to build upon that in the months after. I have experience helping people through the language learning process. Outside of school, I enjoy going out with friends and playing my guitar. I am looking forward to meeting you and helping you through your language courses!
What is your teaching philosophy?
To help teach from a student's point of view.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Set a foundation for what we want to lean and make a plan for how we will achieve that.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Give them the tools to build upon what they've already learned.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Keep them encouraged and remind them I was in their exact position not too long ago and made it through.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
We take a step back and look at what is causing the difficulty.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
We can slow down and take the time we need.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Understanding their point of view.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
Find ways to use what they are learning and help them practice.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
Help them see and realize the progress they have already made.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
Sit down and ask what their goals are.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
Create a personal plan for each individual student.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
Workbooks, videos, textbooks, dictionaries, the internet.