I believe that every student can learn. It is up to me to help match my teaching style with their unique learning style. I look forward to helping your child grow as a learner.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Millersville University of Pennsylvania - Bachelors, Elementary Education
Graduate Degree: St. Joseph's University - Masters, Special Education
My hobbies are: Therapy Dog International, collecting rubber ducks, swimming, training my dog
1st Grade Math
1st Grade Reading
1st Grade Writing
2nd Grade Math
2nd Grade Reading
2nd Grade Writing
3rd Grade Math
3rd Grade Reading
3rd Grade Science
3rd Grade Writing
4th Grade Math
4th Grade Reading
4th Grade Science
4th Grade Writing
5th Grade Math
5th Grade Reading
5th Grade Science
5th Grade Writing
6th Grade Math
6th Grade Reading
6th Grade Science
6th Grade Writing
7th Grade Math
7th Grade Reading
7th Grade Science
7th Grade Writing
8th Grade Reading
8th Grade Writing
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Science
Elementary School Writing
High School Chemistry
High School English
Middle School Reading
Middle School Science
Middle School Writing
Study Skills and Organization
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe that ALL students can learn. It is my responsibility to find the best way to teach that child and help them grow to their highest potential!
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I would ask questions about the purpose of the tutoring session, ask the way the student learns, and one thing that the student likes to do for fun.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
By teaching them the skills they need to be successful and confident once they are working on their own.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I am their cheerleader! I am the person on the sideline calling out words of encouragement and keeping them motivated.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I adapt my teaching style to best meet their needs. I may modify an assignment, scaffold it, or teach it in a different way. This would depend on what the student needs in order to be successful.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Teach them the skills they need to find the answers in the text. Modeling these skills and practicing them together so that when it is time for them to start reading by themselves they are more confident readers.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Bond with the student. Show them that you authentically care about them as a person and a learner. Teach them the way that they feel the most comfortable learning.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
Songs, dances, rubber ducks, stickers, funny sayings, jokes, teaching them to be successful, overcoming the struggles.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
A good teacher always stops and checks to make sure that the students understand the concepts. This could be an oral question, a written question, a writing prompt, multiple choice questions, asking them to explain their thinking, etc.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
Scaffold understanding, work with them, and show them that they can be successful in that subject. Cheering them all along the way!
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
I ask parent's inputs to see where they are struggling. I see where the student struggles when we work together and find a way to modify whatever we are working on to meet the needs of the students.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
I do whatever needs to be done to make sure the student is successful. This may look like finding funny songs to help them remember or drawing a picture to help them understand a math problem.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
Anything that I need to help get my point across. Books, real life examples, videos, music, pictures, whiteboards, etc.