# Damion

Certified Tutor

Damion’s Qualifications

## Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Saint Edward's University - Bachelors, Accounting

Graduate Degree: The University of Texas at Austin - Master of Science, Accounting

## Hobbies

Sports, Cars, Computers, Taxation

## Tutoring Subjects

11th Grade Math

12th Grade Math

ACCUPLACER College-Level Math Prep

ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra Prep

Business

Business Statistics

CLEP College Algebra

CLEP Financial Accounting

CLEP Precalculus

College Accounting

College Business

Cost Accounting

Developmental Algebra

Elementary Algebra

Elementary School Math

Financial Accounting

High School Accounting

High School Business

High School Economics

Intermediate Accounting

Intermediate Algebra

College Math

Managerial Accounting

Other

Summer

Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe in a collaborative style of teaching; this involves me and the student doing problems together.

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

Introduce myself, gauge the student's progress in the course, ask the student what teaching style is most effective for learning.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Ask the student to do problems on independently, ask the student to explains solutions obtained independently.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Words of encouragement and a general "glass half-full" mentality.

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

Adapt my style.

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

Read with the student and help him/her sound out words.

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

Asking about a student's proficiency level on certain content.

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

Raise my energy level, share a real-world example.

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

Asking open questions, forcing the student to explain how he/she got his/her solution.

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

Doing many examples, giving words of encouragement.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

Ask questions at the beginning of the session.

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

Preventing myself from interjecting, letting the student finish his/her thoughts.

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

Paper, pencil, reference material (digital and print), calculator, colored pens.