# Elisa

Certified Tutor

## Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Ave Maria University - Current Undergrad, Physics

## Test Scores

ACT Reading: 35

## Hobbies

Running, playing with my dog, tinkering with electronics and spending time with friends.

## Tutoring Subjects

10th Grade Math

11th Grade Math

12th Grade Math

6th Grade Math

7th Grade Math

8th Grade Math

9th Grade Math

ASPIRE Math

CLEP Calculus

CLEP College Algebra

CLEP College Mathematics

CLEP Precalculus

College Physics

Developmental Algebra

Elementary Algebra

Elementary School Math

FCAT 2.0 Prep

GRE Subject Test in Mathematics

High School Chemistry

High School Physics

College Math

Summer

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

I think the best place to start is by determining where the student is struggling and what their goals are. Once this has been done, a plan can be made to tackle these areas of concern and help them learn.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

By giving students the tools to evaluate what needs to be done in a problem and find the methods within their textbooks, I think they can successfully learn independently.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Setting short-term goals and long-term goals can help a student's motivation. Every short-term goal that is reached brings them one step closer to the long-term goal, and helps them to recognize just how far they have come.

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

Go back to the basics. I think the best way to start is by starting with a simple problem that introduces a concept. This can help to identify what is not clicking in their mind so I can help to better pinpoint what needs to be explained in more detail.

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe that every student has the ability to learn and understand even the trickiest of subjects with a little hard work and a patient and dedicated teacher.

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

I think that the best way to start is to figure out exactly what concepts they are having trouble with and make a plan for how to tackle these concepts. I also find that setting goals help to keep students motivated and eager to learn.

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

In math and science I think the best way to engage students is to relate concepts to their everyday lives. I think by making something relatable it becomes less intimidating and can even spark an interest the student never knew they had.

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

Questions. I think questions can really help students to see what they already know and what isn't quite sticking, so I can then figure out what needs to be further explained. Once I explain a concept, the best way to enforce it is by doing problems and using the concepts until they are second nature for the student.