Used to be student, one who has traveled across the globe just to further my study, I understand the value of education in different aspects and cultures. From my experience, also as a business owner who coach younger ones, I was able to boil down what is the utmost important in teaching/learning process. I believe "to learn" is an active verb, which must comes willingly from the learners. That means a teacher's job is not only to help the learners understand the material, but also to create trust and passion, so they can be excited about not only learning in school, but also throughout their lives.
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
Learning how to learn is the best type of learning.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Make it fun!
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Logically trace problems back to their roots and principles.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Treat yourself by learning what you love and skimming what you need.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Refresh, re-approach, and re-learn.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Creating trust and familiarity between tutor and student, then information will be easier to go through once the connection is there.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
Give them rewards when they accomplish small tasks.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
Visual (lots of visual), verbal, examples (lots of real life examples).
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
Help them accomplish small tasks.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
Look at their quizzes, tests and ask questions.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
Changing methods of teaching, using tools and the Internet.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
Textbooks, notebooks, booklets.