My name is Ashley Demeter. I'm a recent graduate of Baldwin Wallace University, graduating with my Bachelors of Science in Physics with a minor in Mathematics. I'm able to tutor in a wide range of math subjects, as that's my strong background. I've done some tutor at my college during my undergrad, and have experience working with high school students and college students. I've decided to pursue tutoring because I appreciate all that my education has given me. I hope to make a difference in the lives of the students that I work with, just as my teachers have helped me to grow and learn. In my free time, I enjoy going to lectures and concerts, exploring the outdoors, and playing video games.
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Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Baldwin Wallace University - Bachelors, Phyiscs
GRE Analytical Writing: 5
Science, Astronomy, Outdoor Activities, Video Games, Travelling
10th Grade Math
11th Grade Math
6th Grade Math
7th Grade Math
8th Grade Math
9th Grade Math
Elementary School Math
Study Skills and Organization
Q & A
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Encouragement is a great way to help motivate a student! By being patient, taking time, encouraging, and being understanding, a student will be motivated to succeed and reach their goals.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
In order to better understand a skill or concept, I think it's important to trace back the issue as far as necessary until the missing information is uncovered. If that means starting way back on the course of the information, I think it's necessary to start there and rebuild a framework for understanding.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
Frequent checkpoints are important. Along the way of learning material, I think it's important to use plenty of examples, starting with simple ones and working up to more difficult ones to make sure that the information is being understood as it gets more challenging.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
Talking and building a relationship with a student is important to success for both myself as the tutor and for the student. Asking the student what works for them and how they learn best will make it easier to accommodate each student's needs.
What is your teaching philosophy?
It's not when you learn, it's if you learn. Through my years of college, I've learned that sometimes, subjects don't just click right away. That it takes time before you full understand a concept. So I think understanding a topic the first time you see it is not paramount, but it's more important to put forth the most effort to learn to the best of your abilities.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
In a first session with a student, I think it's important to develop a relationship with the student. This is done by introductions, and also by delving into the goals of the student and what they hope to accomplish through tutoring, be it just more practice or improving a course grade.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
In order to help with reading comprehension, it is important as a tutor to be aware of what the student does understand, identifying what they do not understand, and then trying to resolve those issues. Identifying the issues is important, and then trying to resolve it with the student depends on the student's needs. It may involve looking for context clues, trying to rephrase the question in your own words, organizing information, or other techniques that benefit the student.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
When trying to encourage a student, I think it's important to find personal connections. Encouraging a student to find just one thing they find interesting on the subject, or a way that it relates to their life, their hobbies or interests can help draw in their attention and make them excited about learning the subject.