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Tárrin

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I believe in the right to an honest and fair education. Knowledge is the one power we have that no matter what is done to us, it cannot be taken away. The right people with the correct knowledge are the ones who will rule the world.

What makes me a great tutor is that I have experience as a teacher. I have been tutoring others since high school and decided to turn that into a profession as a teacher. I love helping others and working in small groups.

Tárrin’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Medical University of South Carolina - Bachelors, English

Hobbies

reading, writing, watching scary movies, painting, listening to music, trying new restaurants, and traveling.

Tutoring Subjects

College English

College Essays

Comparative Literature

English

English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

High School English

Homework Support

Literature

Other

Phonics

Reading

Social studies

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Summer

World Religions

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

My teaching philosophy is to do the best that I can to educate others with the knowledge I have at that time.

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

In a first session I would like to get to know the student and find out from them what are their strengths and weaknesses and how and why they want to change/improve them.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I can help a student become an independent learner by letting them come to conclusions on his or her own and showing them how to answer confidently.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I would help a student stay motivated by encouraging them and constantly providing them with positive feedback.

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

If a student is having difficulty learning a concept I will find alternative methods to explain it better until they gain that knowledge.

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

I would help students who are struggling with reading comprehension through a variety of activities that are guided until they become confident to do them independently.

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

The strategies I have found successful when working with a new student are honestly, initial assessments, and lots of positive reinforcement.

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

I would help a student get engaged in a subject they are struggling in by constantly motivating them about linear growth and keeping my lessons varied.

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

A technique I like to use to determine understanding is by asking questions at the end of sessions and having the student give a recap of what they learned.

How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?

I build a student's confidence by constant positive reinforcement and feedback.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

I evaluate a student's needs first by asking them what they feel they need help in and also through initial evaluations in the first session.

How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?

I adapt to a student's needs by keeping a variety of teaching technique that cover the same topic through multiple methods.

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

During a typical session I use my computer, a notebook to take notes, whatever book or story I am using and a calculator.