I love to learn and I love helping people learn. I have been tutoring since I was a child and honing my craft for years. I believe that everyone can learn, you just have to figure out what works for that person. I am willing to go all out for my students to make sure they get the results that they desire.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Augusta State University - Bachelors, Spanish
Graduate Degree: Walden University - Masters, Adult Online Learning
Writing, reading, singing, dancing, playing instruments
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Writing
IB Classical Languages
Latin America History
Study Skills and Organization
Q & A
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
By teaching them the skills they need for good study habits.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
By showing them they are getting the hang of the work and showing them the progress they have made.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I would research more ideas to help them.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
I break down the concepts and show them how to find them.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Learning about them and what interests them.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
I would make sure I really made an effort to show them the progress they were making.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
I would assess them.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
By showing them the progress they have made.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
By giving them assessments.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
I use the assessments that I give to tailor their learning.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
It depends on the subject. Sometimes it might be a dictionary or textbook, or a calculator or ruler.
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe that all people can learn. You just have to find the right tools to get them started.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I would start with an assessment of their skills.