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I have 18 years of experience in education including teaching and tutoring both online and traditional. In addition, I have 7 years of educational administrative experience. I am an expert in Standardized Testing such as STAAR, GRE, ACT, and SAT. I also tutor Mathematics, English, and German subject tutoring.

Aaron’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg - Bachelors, English

Graduate Degree: Seton Hill University - Masters, Education

Graduate Degree: Redding University - Doctor of Philosophy, English

Hobbies

Tennis, Writing, and Singing

Tutoring Subjects

ACCUPLACER Arithmetic Prep

ACCUPLACER College-Level Math Prep

ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra Prep

ACCUPLACER ESL Prep

ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension Prep

ACCUPLACER Sentence Skills Prep

ACCUPLACER WritePlacer Prep

ACT English

ACT Math

ACT Writing

Algebra

History

Arithmetic

BASIC

College English

College Essays

College Geography

College Level American History

Comparative Literature

Conversational German

Elementary Math

Elementary School Math

English

English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

GED Prep

GED Math

GED Reasoning Through Language Arts

GED Science

GED Social Studies

Geography

German

German 1

German 2

Gifted

Graduate Test Prep

GRE

GRE Analytical Writing

GRE Quantitative

GRE Verbal

High School English

High School Geography

High School Level American History

High School Writing

Homework Support

Languages

Literature

Math

Middle School Math

Phonics

Pre-Algebra

PSAT Prep

Public Speaking

Reading

SAT Reading

SAT Verbal

SAT Writing and Language

STAAR Prep

STAAR EOC Prep

STAAR Grades 3-8 Prep

Study Skills and Organization

Summer

Technology and Computer Science

Test Prep

World Religions

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

My philosophy of education involves preparing students through the use visual, auditory, and kinesthetic-tactile modalities. In addition, teachers need to take extra measures to maintain that students understand.

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

I always get to the know the student by learning about hobbies, etc., then I give an overview and go into the lesson.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

To ensure independence, it is important to get students used to routines, so that they can learn on their own.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

People are motivated by things they are interested in. Find their interests and assess their goals. This will help ensure that students will trust and depend on me more.

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

Reinforce and review the concept and do not go ahead until it is mastered. Obviously, in a larger class, concepts must continue.

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

I have an assessment in which I can check for comprehension and grade levels.

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

I get to know the student to determine what has worked in the past and what has not. I also use positive reinforcement.

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

I would tell them that things will be okay, and that I am here to help. I would also tell that they are not alone in their struggles.

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

I have quizzes, assessments, and questions that I will ask.

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

I use positive reinforcement by telling them that things will be okay, and they are doing an excellent job.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

Needs are evaluated through assessment, previous tutoring, etc.

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

I find out what kind of learner I am dealing with such as visual, audible, and tactile. Once this is determined, I alter my approach to fit the student.

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

I use student materials, online PDF materials, interactive online materials, videos, and lecture.