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Elisha

I love math and what I love even more is working with students to help them understand the language of math. Problem solving and critical thinking are paramount life skills and math is a great way to learn them!

Undergraduate Degree:

Framingham State University - Bachelors, Interdisciplinary Education

Graduate Degree:

Lesley University - Masters, Mathematics in Education

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Elementary School Math

Homework Support

HSPT Math Prep

HSPT Quantitative Prep

Other

PARCC Prep

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Summer

What is your teaching philosophy?

I always teach the student that is in front of me that day.

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

I like to get to know how a student thinks, specifically how a student thinks through the problem solving process. So, we will solve problems and I will ask prompting questions.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I facilitate the problem-solving process by prompting the student with questions. The student learns to be more independent when they can start asking themselves those questions before I have the chance to!

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Keep it interesting!

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

I would take a few steps back in the content to build back up to the original question. I would also make sure the student has a chance to ask more questions and gain full clarity.

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

Getting to know each other and how the other thinks!

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

I would ask a variety of questions and have the student explain the journey to their answer.