I'm currently a student at Yale who has a fervent passion for teaching those around me! The best way to better the world is to educate and guide the younger. I love to read, write and discuss, so this job naturally works with my attributes! I look forward to helping your loved ones.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Yale University - Current Undergrad, Philosophy
ACT Composite: 32
ACT English: 31
ACT Reading: 35
ACT Science: 34
Philosophy, Reading, Art, Critical Analysis, Movies, Tea, Writing
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
In every student lurks the love of some facet of the human experience, and that the world holds an unbridled potential and that we are here to access it. Every student has the spark, we just have to kindle it right.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Introduce myself, acclimate with whatever situation the student currently is in academically, and then try a few first games to create a relationship with the student. Learning will be much more difficult if the student doesn't feel comfortable with the teacher.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
We must foster two things: one is an independent care for the material, and the other is strategies and procedures that the student can apply independently.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
First would be to relate all the information to how it affects the individual's life. There is a lot of applicability in every subject! Beyond that is to relate it to something the student particularly cares about. Beyond that? Small incentives and encouragement that improve the student’s work ethic and capability.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Tackle it from multiple angles! Students learn in different ways, as we all are unique. Some students need visual aids, while others need to move, while others need to read!
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Focus first on the basics; without the basics down, no one will get anywhere. Reinforce the basics, and then move on to the intermediary. So syllable construction and semantics and then moving on to quicker sentence comprehension.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Ascertaining what their learning style and values are. Students won't move and progress without having these geared towards their best interests.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
Relate, relate, relate! The teacher must relate to the student! If it involves the student, or something precious to the student, often times it will bolster their engagement.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
Review questions, critical assessment, and seeing how well they can summarize or recant the material back to me. If you know it, you can teach it back!
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
Focusing on the basics, and working from there. Confidence is like a brick wall. Got to start with the foundation before you can get a few meters up.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
Grades, personal discussion, and looking at how they perform in person.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
My tutoring is based on the individual. It naturally corresponds to their needs because their needs are what are addressed. It all begins with the student, not my tutoring.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
Whatever is necessary for the student; art materials for the artsy, books and encyclopedias for the readers, and textbooks for the scientific.