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Marilyn

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I pride myself on connecting with my students and using their interests and personalities in order to present material to them in ways that will engage them and make them feel comfortable with material that can often feel intimidating and overwhelming. I alter my teaching style to better fit the needs of the student, as they are all unique. I also encourage my students to make mistakes. Mistakes are a part of learning and often children are so afraid of making a mistake that they will not approach the material with an open mind or with much effort. I constantly remind my students that mistakes are corrected in the midst of our learning process and should not feel so stressed about making them. I also keep note of necessary areas of improvement of my students in order to better plan for their academic success.

Marilyn’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: CUNY Brooklyn College - Bachelors, Early Childhood Education

Hobbies

Learning to sing and play piano

Tutoring Subjects

10th Grade Writing

11th Grade Writing

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

College English

Conversational Spanish

Elementary Math

Elementary School

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing

English

High School English

High School Writing

Languages

Math

Phonics

Reading

Spanish

Spanish 1

Spanish 2

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

All students have the capability to learn, but they all learn differently. Each child comes from a unique mold, and it takes a great teacher to be able to shift and transform themselves in order to fulfill their needs. With a little patience, a lot of determination, and a positive attitude, any child can achieve academic success.

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

A first session for me is typically a meet and greet. I like to get to know the students I am working with in order to build a great working relationship. It's important to familiarize ourselves and feel comfortable with each other as soon as possible as we will be working together to reach a goal.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

The most important thing about helping a student become an independent learner is to help them figure out what methods work for them. In order to do that, it's best to present the student with a variety of methods. This way they can choose to use what best suits them, and then implement this method when studying independently.