# Kimberly

Certified Tutor

Kimberly’s Qualifications

## Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: New York University - Bachelors, Psychology

Graduate Degree: University of Nevada-Las Vegas - PHD, Law

## Hobbies

Travel, Yoga, Gym, Outdoor Adventures, Scuba Diving

Q & A

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

In a typical first session with a student, I get to know their strengths and weaknesses and learn what they would like to work on in our sessions.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I can help a student be an independent learner by giving them assignments, walking them through the process, and giving them feedback on results.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I help students stay motivated by showing them how much they have improved over time.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, I patiently explain it and walk him or her through sample problems.

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

I work with students who are struggling with reading comprehension by walking them through sample problems and explaining the reasoning behind each.

What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?

Strategies that I have found to be most successful when I start to work with students are meeting them where they are and working with them on topics they are struggling with the most.

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

I help struggling students to get excited and engaged by working with them to improve so that they are no longer struggling in that area.

What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?

Techniques I use to be sure a student understands the material are repetition and practice problems.

How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?

I build a student's confidence in a subject by giving them easier topics to start with, and working to more advanced concepts.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

I evaluate a student's needs by asking them where they are struggling the most.

How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?

I adapt my tutoring to a student's needs by going as fast or as slow as they require and working on each topic as much as that particular student needs it.

What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?

I use practice problems and that student's own textbooks.

What is your teaching philosophy?

My teaching philosophy is that everyone is capable of excelling through hard work, practice and experienced support.