I attended Miami University and earned a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology and a minor in German. After finishing my undergraduate studies, I attended and graduated at Marshall University with a Masters in Business Administration (MBA). For three years at Marshall University, I tutored an array of subjects (from English to Statistics) for students who have a diagnosed learning disability and/or ADD/ADHD. I had the privilege to be educated and trained to use the skills I acquired to assist students with their studies and achieve their academic goals. In addition to tutoring college students, I also tutored mathematics for K-12 students who have a diagnosed learning disability. I also provided ACT preparation in mathematics for two years at the University.
I truly enjoy working with students and see their academic growth. I believe learning should be fun and I make the material relatable to the students interests, and I achieve this by getting to know my students. With guidance and advice, I want students to feel confident that they can tackle head on with the material. To achieve this confidence, it is important that my students to dedicate and invest their time to organize the material, do practice problems, and have a positive attitude.
In my spare time, I enjoy reading, cooking, trying new things (like painting!), and spending time with friends and family. If you are interested for me to be your tutor, please let me know! I look forward to working with you!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Miami - Bachelor in Arts, Sociology
Graduate Degree: Marshall University - Masters, Business Administration and Management
Reading, Cooking, spending time with friends
High School Business
Study Skills and Organization
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy is all about making the subjects fun and educational to learn. In addition to the assignment, I believe that it is always important to review over the basics of the subjects.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
In the first session, I would like to get to know a little bit about the student and see where the student stands in the subject in terms of academic progress. In addition, I have a conversation with the student to know what study skills or strategies works and doesn't work for the student, and what are areas that the student wants to improve on.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
A huge component is to see what the students' goals for the course. In addition, it is important to guide the students, but, gradually, have students learn to do or at least try assignments on their own.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
A huge component is making goals and reminding them of these goals. This is to make sure what their goals are. It is also important that the materials are relatable so that the students can understand the material well.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I start with asking the students what is difficult about learning the skill or the concept. It is important to figure this out. Then from there, I make sure that I explain and breakdown the concept to a very easy understanding.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
There are a couple of things that I do to help students who are struggling with reading comprehension. First, I have students to read the excerpt with baby steps. I have students break down the passage and see if they understand the passage better. If not, then that is where we would have a discussion about understanding the passage through context clues or through a timeline, study sticky post-it notes, summaries, or visually draw the passage. It is important that they students who are struggling with reading comprehension that they figure out what is the object the passage is, the main idea(s), supporting points, etc.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
This would depend on the student. The most common strategies that I have found to be successful is making sure the student has the organizational skills, and understand time management, study skills, readings skills.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
The most important thing I do is to get to know the student's interests, whether it is sports, art, make-up, etc. Then I make real-life applications and activities that are related to the concepts and their interests. This is a way that usually helps my students get excited/engaged in subject they are struggling in.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
A couple of techniques I do are the following: quizzing and having the student to explain me the material (as if I was didn't know anything about the content). The big technique is having the student to explain to me the content. This is the huge factor in knowing if the student really understood the material.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
This is making sure that the student knows learning is a process. It is important to show positive energy and provide positive reinforcement. If a student got a problem right or got an A on his/her test, then it is applauding them for the hard work. If a student is not showing immediate progress, I would make sure to let them know to not feel discouraged and that they can do it!