I am a college graduate in Business Administration and Management from the City University of New York City College and also a certified Tutor at Varsity Tutors.
I love to teach and to help others expand their knowledge that is the reason I like to tutor. Last semester, I provided long term one-to-one support to a student struggling in French. I assessed the student's understanding, and through sustained reflection on his practice and a willingness to seek feedback, used immersive language techniques and practices focused on building student's confidence and learning autonomy to help the student pass a class that stands as a barrier toward graduation.
What is your teaching philosophy?
Being patient and disciplined.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Try to know the student, make the student comfortable, and set the rules of teaching and the learning expectations.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
By letting the student express him/herself so the student can learn from his/her mistakes.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Encouraging and participating in their learning process.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Motivate the students and try different methods of teaching.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
By giving similar examples, like easy examples that are similar to the actual problem.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Making the student comfortable. Letting them know that they are free to ask any question they want.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
Motivate them with my own experiences when I was learning, and show them that learning can take time sometimes, and that it is a process.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
Repeating certain activities to make sure that the student fully understands it.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
By doing things over and over, they can master any subject.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
By giving them an easy test, and hardening the test once they are progressing.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
By educating myself well in the subject I will be teaching.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
Books, and a notebook to take notes.