# Justina

Certified Tutor

Justina’s Qualifications

## Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Jacksonville University - Bachelors, Sustainability

## Hobbies

I enjoy working on cars and hiking

## Tutoring Subjects

10th Grade Math

11th Grade Math

12th Grade Math

6th Grade Math

7th Grade Math

8th Grade Math

9th Grade Math

College English

Elementary School Math

High School English

Homework Support

IB Mathematical Studies

IB Mathematics

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Summer

Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I take a "goal oriented" approach in which the student and I establish our main goal, be it to solve the individual problem, or to prepare for a test, et cetera. From there, I work with the student to break down the main goal into smaller goals. By breaking down a big goal into smaller goals, students typically feel less overwhelmed, and reaching the small goals gives a feeling of accomplishment and confidence. Not only that, but my approach begins developing students' independent thinking of how to solve and work through problems on their own.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

During my first session with a student, I like the student to work through an assignment from their teacher or professor. I am able to assess the student's strengths and see where he or she is getting stuck. From there, I ask leading questions to gauge the student's understanding of key concepts and their applications. I also ask the student what their goal is in the course, and begin breaking their goal into smaller goals.