As a recent graduate from Eastern Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts in Education (B.A.E), I am excited to welcome the opportunity to tutor. While at university, I majored in social studies and I minored in English. I am passionate about social studies and I am looking forward to guiding others on the journey to academic success.
Besides having a passion for social studies, I am also passionate about different cultures. I am trilingual. I speak English (fluently), Russian (fluently), and Ukranian (elementary). Knowing several languages has enabled me to connect to other people and other cultures. Thus, I am someone who embraces diversity with great joy.
Currently, I am a substitute teacher (and loving every minute of it). I look forward with excitement to being your tutor.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Eastern Washington University - Bachelors, Social Studies
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What is your teaching philosophy?
Anyone can learn.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Ask them to tell me about themselves.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
By guiding them to academic success.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Being passionate about what I tutor.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Ask the student what I can do to help him or her understand.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
I reread the word(s) and define the word(s).
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Creating a positive relationship with the student.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
I would try to help them make a connection to it.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
I would ask them questions throughout the entire time we are learning something.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
You compliment them. Also, encouragement goes a long way.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
By reflecting on the questions they ask.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
I let them know that there is no such thing as a stupid question. I create a positive learning environment.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
I use the Internet: YouTube, Google, Wikipedia, etc.