I started tutoring at the College of Wooster where I mainly helped students in Latin. I then went on to TA three classes where I gained experience teaching, grading, and editing papers. Latin is my favorite subject to teach, but I enjoy helping students learn anything.
In my spare time I love baking sweets, knitting, crochet, and spending time with my pets.
The College of Wooster - Bachelors, Classical Languages
ACT Composite: 30
ACT English: 34
ACT Reading: 30
ACT Science: 29
Ancient and Medieval Heritage
High School English
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
In a first session I don't like to make a student feel put on the spot, so I generally won't give them a test or quiz to find their knowledge level. Instead I will start with a simple conversation about the subject to put the student at ease. What particular topics are troubling them? What grades have they gotten in the past? What learning strategies work best for them? After I get to know the student a bit I will have an overview lesson on the topic to really pin down the trouble areas.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
The best way to build confidence is practice. Students feel strong in a topic when they see for themselves that they can find the right answers on their own. Having students apply a lesson they have just learned with practice problems shows them solid evidence that they are learning the material.