Just a little about my background...My experience as an educator began in 2009 where I taught high school science (Biology, Physical Science and Environmental Science) for seven years in the Atlanta Public Schools system. I also had the opportunity as a new biology graduate in 2008 to work for the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia as a Research Assistant within the Influenza Division. I currently reside in Orlando, Florida where I am studying to become a Registered Nurse. As you may gather, I value education and SCIENCE :)... as a former teacher, I know that people learn concepts differently. With my experience I will ensure you that your student or self will be challenged with pedagogy and rigor with patience.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Savannah State University - Bachelors, Biology, General
Graduate Degree: University of Phoenix - Current Grad Student, Secondary Education
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What is your teaching philosophy?
Everyone can learn.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Begin building rapport, and an assessment.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Building their confidence by starting small and paying attention to their learning levels.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Encouraging the student and giving praise when accomplishments and goals have been met.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Provide reinforcement activities.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Start on a level lower to get the concept of what I am wanting them to know across to them.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Having many ways of delivering the concept.