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Dean

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I have worked in the education industry for seven years. I spent three of those years tutoring college level students in general education. My goal is to help others in any way that I can. Learning is a personal passionof mine, and passing education onto others is too.

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Dean’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: American Public University System - Bachelors, Intelligence Studies

Graduate Degree: Ashford University - Masters, Business Administration and Management

Hobbies

Hiking, gun range, video games, making videos.

Tutoring Subjects

Administrative Law

Adult Literacy

Advertising

Business

Business Analytics

Business Enterprise

Business Ethics

Business Writing

CLEP Prep

CLEP Introduction to Business Law

College Business

College English

College Essays

Creative Writing

Digital Media

Elementary School Writing

English

Essay Editing

Finance

GED Prep

High School Business

High School English

International Business

Law

Management

Marketing

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Office

Other

Personal Finance

Photoshop

Social Networking

Summer

Technology and Computer Science

Test Prep

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

My teaching philosophy is teach people the way they want to be taught. Engage them and make it fun!

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

In a typical first session, I would get to know a student and understand the way the learn best. This way, it helps me adapt my teaching style to the way the student best learns.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Open ended questions intended to make students think, and answer, will help students become more independent thinkers.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Finding what motivates them, and using that motivation to keep them engaged.

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

Break down the skill or concept better, so that student can understand more clearly.

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

I explain the reading material as it is being read.

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

Hands-on, visual learning has been the most efficient way to teach students.

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

I'd find something they may be interested in, and relate the material to that.

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

Open ended questions designed for them to answer in a way that makes them think and show their understanding of the material.

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

I keep them motivated, encourage them, and work with them as much as possible.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

I determine the student's current knowledge of the subject.

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

I find out the student's best learning abilities, and I change the way I teach the subject to match his/her learning styles.

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

I use videos, graphs, books, and sometimes objects.


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