I love to learn, and I hope to work with students who feel the same way. Whether it's reinforcing the basics or honing established skills, I possess a wide-range of interests and look forward to sharing my knowledge. I don't believe in a "one size fits all" approach to learning, and will work with students to find the proper tutoring style for their needs.
I have professional experience with early education, and feel comfortable breaking down complex materials into more basic components for better understanding. I specialize in language arts and have a passion for reading and writing, and inspiring others to read and write.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Delaware - Bachelors, International Relations
Cooking, Reading, Drawing, Singing, Korea, Comic Books, YA Literature, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Animation
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
Everyone has different learning styles, and effective teaching adapts to the student.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Evaluate the student's strengths and weaknesses through oral and written assessment.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Sparking the student's inner curiosity and giving them the research skills to satisfy that curiosity.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Showing them how much they have already progressed and providing them with new and interesting learning methods.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Approaching the subject from a different angle or breaking the subject down into smaller, more manageable parts.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
By finding books and reading subjects that engage the reader's interest.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Watching the student work through problems on their own allows me to understand their thinking process and identify potential areas of improvement.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
By finding connections in that subject to the student's preferred interests.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
Letting the student "teach" the material to me; if they can explain the material, then that demonstrates an understanding of the subject.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
Confidence is built from success. I will instill confidence by showing that student their progress and improvement in a subject.