I have been working in sports medicine and orthopedics for 4 years and have a Bachelor's Degree in Athletic Training, and a Master's of business in Health Care Administration. My interests in tutoring include: Anatomy, Study skills, Essay writing and editing, and psychology. I have been teaching through my college years, helping students find their major, class, or future career through academic success. I believe that every student should find a passion; a drive, and make sure that their academic goals will meet this. If you don't love it, change it! My goals are to help you meet yours, from passing a test, getting an A on that paper, or networking to get one step closer to your dream job.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Colby-Sawyer College - Bachelors, Athletic Training
Graduate Degree: Quinnipiac University - Masters, Business of Administration, Healthcare administration
My interests are staying active, from playing Ice Hockey, hiking and horseback riding to staying healthy in the kitchen with new recipes to cook up
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy is that every student be accountable for their learning; if you know the answer, raise your hand and be proud that you know it. If you do not, be accountable to ask questions so that you can better learn. And most importantly, I believe that everything a student learns should be related back to a practical setting.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Get to know them and their goals through learning, school and career. The way a student learns best is that they know they are reaching their goals, and if not, the strategy must be changed to help them succeed.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I think it’s important to know what motivates a student, so that you can use it to help the student strive. If having a product at the end makes them feel accomplished, change the teaching style to be more hands on. And again, goals are important to help a student become an independent learner. If the learning will help them meet their goals, it is in their best interest to be independent.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Set obtainable goals each week for the student to meet. This will allow them to see the progress they make each week and know that they will succeed.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I would work to approach this skill or concept from a different angle, and match this students learning style. Utilizing different medias as well can help a student understand the concept through their eyes.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
I would suggest first and foremost, slow down. Read it slower and let each sentence sink in. Having the student take notes, and interpret each sentence before moving on can help them reach the final message.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Get to know them and their goals. If you are genuinely interested in their goals and passions in life, you can help them learn and achieve those goals. They need to know that who teaches them is just as committed to their success as they are.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
Taking a practice quiz is a great way to make sure a student is confident in the concepts. Another is to have a practical application, and ensure the student can apply it back. And last but not least, if you can understand a concept, and be confident in it, teach it back to the tutor to make sure they can explain the concept in its entirety.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
I help students boost their confidence by showing them progress. By having visual proof that they are meeting their goals, that can help them see they are where they need to be.