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Tahjamare

My teaching philosophy is centered on teamwork, which means my students and I will work cooperatively to achieve their individual successes. I love tutoring because I take pride in helping others reach their full potential and achieve their academic goals. I possess a range of skills that aid me in adapting to the unique needs of each student such as language barriers and disabilities.

I am currently a junior at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. I am a Global Studies major with a minor in Medicine, Literature, and Culture and Chemistry. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, watching movies, and writing poetry.

Undergraduate Degree:

UNC Chapel Hill - Bachelors, Global Studies

SAT Verbal: 710

AP Biology: 4

AP Chemistry: 4

AP Calculus AB: 5

AP Calculus BC: 4

AP English Literature: 4

AP Psychology: 5

Creative Writing, Reading, Watching Movies, Dancing, and Volunteering

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1st Grade Math

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Adult ESL/ELL

College Biology

College Chemistry

College English

College Level American History

Conversational Spanish

Elementary School

Elementary School Math

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Elementary School Science

Elementary School Writing

High School Biology

High School Chemistry

High School English

High School Level American History

High School World History

Homework Support

Honors Chemistry

Other

Spanish 1

US History

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe teaching cannot be approached with a "one-size fits all" method. Each student needs instruction that has been tailored to meet his or her unique needs.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I think the best way to help a student stay motivated is to start off instruction with simple assignments, which ensure success. By doing so, students can gain confidence early in the learning process.

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 try to uncover the underlying issues and adjust my instruction accordingly.

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

To help students who are struggling with reading comprehension I encourage active learning techniques. Students tend to have more success with comprehension if they are engaged while reading.

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

I find that I have more success when I understand my student's learning style. By doing so, I can tailor my lesson to fit the needs of my student.

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

I believe the best way to get a student excited about a subject that they are struggling in is to relate it to something that they enjoy. For example, sports serve as great context for understanding statistics.

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

I have experienced better understanding of a subject after I had to teach it to someone else. Thus, I believe the best way to check a student's understanding is to have them explain the material as if he or she was teaching it to a peer.

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

I like to assess my students in our first session. I use the test data to pinpoint weaknesses or gaps in learning. This allows me to personalize the rest of our lessons.

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

During a tutoring session, I use worksheets, workbooks, and electronic resources if applicable. Occasionally, my students bring their own material to our tutoring sessions.