I enjoy working with students in writing skills, vocabulary, and phonics. I have experience working with university students at The City College of New York (CUNY) to improve writing mechanics as a Writing Center Tutor. Recently I have experience working with younger students in reading, phonics and grammar. I have also worked with adult students in writing mechanics for thesis essays.
I believe every student has a different learning style and it is important for tutors to work productively to make learning fun and enjoyable. My teaching style places importance on reading closely, analyzing, and interpreting the material from each student's point of view. By targeting the strengths and weaknesses of each student, we can help their confidence and abilities flourish.
In my spare time I enjoy volunteering at animal shelters, gardening, and reading classic literature. I am currently reading The Wonderful Wizard of Oz By L. Frank Baum.
I am a graduate of The City College of New York (CUNY). I received my Bachelor of Arts in communication.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: CUNY City College - Bachelors, Communications
ASPCA Volunteering, Web Designing, Cooking
10th Grade Math
10th Grade Reading
10th Grade Writing
11th Grade Reading
11th Grade Writing
12th Grade Reading
12th Grade Writing
1st Grade Writing
2nd Grade Reading
2nd Grade Writing
3rd Grade Reading
3rd Grade Writing
4th Grade Reading
4th Grade Writing
5th Grade Reading
5th Grade Writing
6th Grade Reading
6th Grade Writing
7th Grade Math
7th Grade Reading
7th Grade Writing
8th Grade Math
8th Grade Reading
8th Grade Writing
9th Grade Reading
9th Grade Writing
ACCUPLACER ESL Prep
AP US History
CLEP College Composition
CLEP English Literature
College Application Essays
College Level American History
MCAT Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
GED Social Studies
High School Business
High School English
High School Level American History
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
ISEE-Upper Level Reading Comprehension
ISEE-Upper Level Verbal Reasoning
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
Study Skills and Organization
Technology and Computer Science
US Constitutional History
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy is to interact with each student to create a learning plan that breaks his or her troubled subjects into smaller chunks that are easier and fun to understand.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
In a first session, I would incorporate a five to ten minute introduction session. The student and I would get to know a few details about each other, such as subjects they enjoy, subjects they don't enjoy, what they do in their off time, and what school is like.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Becoming an independent learner starts with understanding core study habits and learning styles. First, it is important for the student to figure out their learning style. Next, it is good for students to practice analyzing and interpreting what their goals are. Finally, to accomplish their goals the student must practice good study habits.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
The goals of the student should always be highlighted for motivation, but it is important to remember that end goals can be reached in a variety of ways. I believe it is important to make sessions interactive to make the path to the end goal enjoyable.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
When the student is having difficulty with a skill or concept, the topic should be broken down into simpler bite sized pieces, and activities should be completed that relate to the topic to help the student learn.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
In reading comprehension it is important for the student to read slowly and analyze the passage as they go along. It is also helpful to underline and highlight each time the student comes to a conclusion in the reading passage.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
The strategy that is most successful in my experience is interactive classes that include activities, reading, and analyzing the topic at hand helps to design a learning style for each student.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
I always complete a quick check on the material learned at the end of a session. I would ask the student to explain what they learned in their own words.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
I would ask to look at current homework and I have my own quick quizzes to understand at what level the student is at and where they need help.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
To help a student stay engaged in a difficult subject, I would devise activities, games, and worksheets to make learning more interesting and easier.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
Every student is different and it is important to build their confidence slowly by working on smaller problem sets then showing them how the smaller problems are a part of the bigger problem.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
I would adapt my teaching methods by understanding the student's learning style and implementing new activities and games to make learning enjoyable.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
I prefer to use slideshows, problem sets, reading passages, worksheets and games to relate the material in an interactive and fun way.