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Austin

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I believe everyone can learn and everyone can love learning. It is my goal to help students fulfill their potential and learn the skills they will need to succeed in their academic and vocational pursuits and become lifelong learners.

I graduated from Brigham Young University in 2016 with a degree in Teaching Social Sciences. I enjoy tutoring in all subjects, but I particularly enjoy Writing, Spanish, and Social Sciences. In my spare time I enjoy watching movies, writing, reading, and eating buttered popcorn.

Austin’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Brigham Young University-Provo - Bachelors, Teaching Social Sciences

Hobbies

Movies, Superheroes, Reading, Star Wars, Piano, Art, Trivia

Tutoring Subjects

History

College Geography

College Level American History

College World History

Conversational Spanish

Elementary Math

Elementary School Math

European History

Geography

High School Geography

High School Level American History

High School World History

Languages

Math

Other

Psychology

Social Sciences

Social studies

Spanish

Spanish 1

Spanish 2

Summer

US History

World History

World Religions

Writing


Q & A

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

First I would like to get to know the student. I want to understand who he or she is and where they feel their strengths and weaknesses are academically. I want to set goals with the student and help them feel confident that we can fulfill those goals together.

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe in helping students learn critical thinking skills and cultivating a love of learning. I like to use a variety of techniques to address different learning preferences and styles.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

By teaching skills, not just content, I can help students learn how to learn their subject matter better. By introducing students to helpful resources I can help the students use all available aids on their path to success.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

By pointing out past successes and encouraging effort even if it's not always met with instant success.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

I find it's usually helpful to change the questions or teaching technique. Things can often click when you simply approach the problem from a different angle.

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

By asking appropriate comprehension questions I try to see where exactly the challenge lies and address that particular weakness consistently in future reading exercises.