Teaching has always been my main interest since I was younger. I used to play as a teacher with my young siblings and friends. It is very rewarding when I see someone practice or apply what I have taught them. It feels like I am preparing them to be successful life.
Through college and work experience, I have gained much more confidence that I would someday become a professor. At my university, I enjoy the constant knowledge exchange amongst student and professors, and I would like to continue to be part of that environment. I enjoy learning from others just as much as teaching. I chose to partner with Varsity Tutors because of their outstanding platform in providing excellent tutoring program and helping students thrive in school and go to college.
My personal goal would be to go to a graduate school in Counseling and specialize in school psychology. I have a passion not only to help student to get high test scores but to provide a well rounded academic service to where I could witness them graduate with confidence and high hopes in the future.
California State University-Long Beach - Bachelors, Human Resource Management
What is your teaching philosophy?
My philosophy of teaching is a collaborate effort between the student and the teacher. The student must have an interest to learn a particular subject, and the teacher should have a way to deliver the knowledge for understanding for his or her student.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
A typical first session would be to assess the student's skill by asking questions relevant to the subject. Based on the level of knowledge, then I would provide problem examples for the student to try and solve.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
To provide a learning environment where feedback and collaboration is highly acceptable and encourage; To train student to focus on the goal and restrain from distractions; To develop attainable learning goals for student to achieve on their own with minimal supervision.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
By encouraging the student to collaborate and being part of the learning process; Identifying long term goals.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I would try different teaching strategy. Let’s use another method such as videos, games, asking questions, etc.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
By making connections /inferences, asking questions, creating mind movies, and identifying the central point of the story will help the student improve reading comprehension.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
I find patience is the best strategy when working with a student.