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Erika

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Those that know me call me the "Eager Educator." I have been teaching now for approximately 10 years. I come from a long line of educators in my family who inspired me to be the teacher I am today. I take great pride in instructing and ensuring the success of others academically. One of the most rewarding things an educator can experience is having someone to say "thank you" for assisting them through an academic milestone he or she once viewed as an obstacle.

I use a variety of instructional strategies as I deliver to the student. I ensure that he or she gets the most out of their learning or enrichment experience. I look forward to illuminating the light inside of my clients during our sessions. I declare and expect nothing less than excellence!

Erika’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Albany State University - Bachelors, Middle Grades Education

Graduate Degree: Albany State University - Masters, Educational Leadership

Hobbies

Reading, Writing, listening to music

Tutoring Subjects

ACT Writing

History

AP Comparative Government and Politics

AP U.S. Government & Politics

College English

College Geography

College Level American History

Comparative Literature

English

ESL/ELL

Geography

High School English

High School Geography

High School Level American History

Homework Support

Literature

Other

Reading

SAT Writing and Language

Social studies

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Summer

Test Prep

Writing


Q & A

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

Reading strategies such as paraphrasing, choral reading, etc.

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

I would implement different fun strategies, that the student would not mind using, to better assist them. Also, incentives!

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

I would utilize a variety of formal assessments to progress monitor the students, to see if he or she is mastering the material.

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

I use a chart your journey data component so the student may see his or success.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

The use of formal assessments, summative assessments, and taking the data and using it to remediate and/or enrich.

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

I tutor on and above the student's level.

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

Paper, pencil, technology, manipulatives, and thinking maps.