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Hello there! My name is Deisha, and I LOVE my job. Tutoring is wonderful in that I help each student learn their individual potential and see that anything is possible!
I am currently in the honors program at USC to receive my masters in social work for clinical counseling. I believe I am patient, understanding and excellent at building foundations that will stay with you for a lifetime.
I would love to help you with your educational pursuit and I will make sure that frustration is never felt again. It is my goal to make sure each individual student achieves their maximum potential, you are all super stars I am only here to remind you of this during your journey.
Happy studying and I will talk to you soon!

Deisha’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: California State University-Sacramento - Bachelors, Social Work

Graduate Degree: University of Southern California - Current Grad Student, Social Work

Hobbies

Yoga, Reading, Playing W/My Puppy:)

Tutoring Subjects

10th Grade

10th Grade Reading

10th Grade Writing

11th Grade

11th Grade Reading

11th Grade Writing

12th Grade

12th Grade Reading

12th Grade Writing

1st Grade

1st Grade Math

1st Grade Reading

1st Grade Writing

2nd Grade

2nd Grade Math

2nd Grade Reading

2nd Grade Writing

3rd Grade

3rd Grade Math

3rd Grade Reading

3rd Grade Science

3rd Grade Writing

4th Grade

4th Grade Math

4th Grade Reading

4th Grade Science

4th Grade Writing

5th Grade

5th Grade Math

5th Grade Reading

5th Grade Science

5th Grade Writing

6th Grade

6th Grade Math

6th Grade Reading

6th Grade Science

6th Grade Writing

7th Grade

7th Grade Math

7th Grade Reading

7th Grade Science

7th Grade Writing

8th Grade

8th Grade Reading

8th Grade Science

8th Grade Writing

9th Grade

9th Grade Reading

9th Grade Writing

Accompaniment

ACCUPLACER Arithmetic Prep

ACCUPLACER ESL - Listening Prep

ACCUPLACER ESL - Reading Skills Prep

ACCUPLACER ESL - Sentence Meaning Prep

ACCUPLACER Language Use Prep

ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension Prep

ACCUPLACER Sentence Skills Prep

ACCUPLACER WritePlacer Prep

ACT English

ACT Writing

Adult Literacy

Advanced Placement Prep

Advertising

African History

African-American History

AP

AP Research

AP Seminar

ASVAB Prep

Audition Prep

British Literature

Business

Business Writing

Cell Biology

CLEP Prep

CLEP Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

CLEP College Composition

CLEP English Literature

CLEP Human Growth and Development

CLEP Introduction to Educational Psychology

CLEP Introductory Psychology

CLEP Introductory Sociology

CLEP Principles of Management

Clinical Psychiatry

Clinical Psychology

College Application Essays

College English

College Essays

Comparative Literature

COMPASS Reading Prep

COMPASS Writing Skills Prep

Compilers

Cosmology

Creative Writing

Elementary Algebra

Elementary Math

Elementary School

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Science

Elementary School Writing

English

Essay Editing

Gifted

GMAT Analytical Writing Assessment

Handwriting

High School

High School English

High School Writing

Homeschool

Homework Support

Honors

Human Development

IB Psychology

IB Psychology HL

Math

Middle School

Middle School Math

Middle School Reading

Middle School Science

Middle School Writing

Nutrition

Other

MCAT Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior

Public Speaking

Reading

Science

Social Sciences

Social studies

Social Work

Study Skills and Organization

Summer

Technology and Computer Science

Test Prep

Vocabulary

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

We all have what it takes to excel. Patience and kindness are exceptionally important when teaching. I am always learning, as are my students.

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

I really like to get to know each student a bit more upon our first session. Working to build a solid foundation in order to ensure trust and familiarity between one another is very important to me. We will begin our first session by reviewing the subject(s) you are looking to excel in, and I will answer any questions or concerns you may have about the process, my tutoring style and/or your preferences while working together. If you are comfortable, I would then like to dive right into working on whatever material is most pertinent to you at the moment. Depending on age, subject matter, and personality I will be able to cater the session to your benefit by creating and teaching effective studying skills and habits.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Becoming an independent learner is most definitely a trait that can be acquired with dedication and practice. Becoming an independent student requires utilization of certain habits, techniques, and skills. I will be going over and teaching you this material during our one-on-one sessions.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Educational motivation revolves around many factors. I will share a few with you here to give a better idea: 1. Questions and reminders: Ask yourself why you are working on this specific material? What will it help you achieve in the long run? Why is this work important to you? 2. Visualization: This technique can prove both motivational and inspirational. Visualizing the end result whether it be a degree, a graduation diploma, or an A+ on a report card can serve to be very helpful in promoting motivation and resilience.

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

There is no escaping difficult problems, skills, or concepts, everyone will run into this issue at some point or another. The answer of surpassing this difficulty lies within finding a solution that works for you personally. I will work hard to advocate and implement guidance that is most beneficial to you and your learning style/abilities.

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

Reading comprehension can be a tricky skill to conquer simply because it is considered a core skill set. This means it lays down rules for many other skills to be built upon and learned. The key to mastering reading comprehension lies within the golden rule of PATIENCE. Patience is a virtue and will need to be utilized during the process of learning a core skill set.

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

Effective strategies all depend on the individual you are working with. Each person responds differently to a proposed approach and therefore, personality, age, work ethic, and work material are all factors that shall be taken into account upon deciphering effective and useful strategies for learning.

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

I have found that excitement and motivation tend to be commonly intertwined emotions. Creating excitement all lies within piquing the student's interest or as some would say, "speak their language."

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

Review, review, and more review. You can never have too much review. In addition to this, there are thousands of techniques that can make learning and understanding assigned material fun. Flash cards, outlines, made up songs, acronyms and more! And don't forget the most important rule: always ask questions. Those who ask, are those who seek to understand.

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

Confidence can be built through learning and/or memorizing material that may have once been extremely confusing or difficult. Confidence will come naturally when the high scores and good grades start rolling in. Which, if you work with me, will naturally be showing up.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

The most important tool one can utilize to evaluate students' needs is through open and honest communication. This gives me the chance to properly assess where the student is at. For those students who are unaware of their needs and/or are too shy to discuss where they are struggling, a different approach can be taken. This approach consists of a very careful and detailed outlined review of the student's previous and current test scores. I also like to administer surveys for those individuals who would rather express their needs in written form as opposed to verbal form. This ensures that regardless of personality and/or age, I have created an intricately detailed system that will help me properly obtain and understand pertinent needs.

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

Tutoring and mentoring is all about learning how you are able to best help the student. The student should not have to worry about adapting to anything once they are placed with me. I am able to adapt and bring various tutoring styles to the table. My goal is to ensure that the student can focus on communicating and expressing their daily needs, so I am able to meet them where they are at. Within this process, I will be able to come up with the most conducive teaching solutions for their needs.

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

Flash cards, books, chalkboards and/or whiteboards. Depending on the age range and the subject, I am able to utilize many different materials to make our sessions fun and beneficial!