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Hello! I am a very experienced educator who works with native, ESL and Special Needs speakers. I am very flexible with the needs of my students and aim to educate rather than just lecture. My approach is interactive to thoroughly test whether the information is being processed or not. I have over 14 years of teaching experience of mostly one-on-one settings.

Hessah’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Kuwait University - Bachelors, Business Administration - Accounting

Graduate Degree: Northeastern University - Masters, Education

Hobbies

Tennis, Piano, Walking Dogs, Cooking

Tutoring Subjects

10th Grade Reading

10th Grade Writing

11th Grade Reading

11th Grade Writing

12th Grade Reading

12th Grade Writing

1st Grade Math

1st Grade Reading

1st Grade Writing

2nd Grade Math

2nd Grade Reading

2nd Grade Writing

3rd Grade Math

3rd Grade Reading

3rd Grade Science

3rd Grade Writing

4th Grade Math

4th Grade Reading

4th Grade Science

4th Grade Writing

5th Grade Math

5th Grade Reading

5th Grade Science

5th Grade Writing

6th Grade Reading

6th Grade Writing

7th Grade Reading

7th Grade Writing

8th Grade Reading

8th Grade Writing

9th Grade Reading

9th Grade Writing

Accounting

ACT Math

ACT with Writing Prep

ACT Writing

Adult ESL/ELL

Adult Literacy

Algebra

AP Music Theory

Arabic

Art

Biology

Business

Business Analytics

Business Ethics

Business Writing

CLEP Prep

CLEP Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

CLEP College Algebra

CLEP College Mathematics

CLEP English Literature

CLEP Financial Accounting

CLEP Introduction to Business Law

CLEP Principles of Macroeconomics

CLEP Principles of Management

CLEP Principles of Marketing

CLEP Principles of Microeconomics

College Accounting

College Application Essays

College Business

College Economics

College English

College Essays

Comparative Literature

Cost Accounting

Creative Writing

Earth Science

Economics

Elementary Algebra

Elementary Math

Elementary School

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Science

Elementary School Writing

English

English Grammar and Syntax

ESL/ELL

Essay Editing

Ethics

Expository Writing

Fiction Writing

Financial Accounting

GED Prep

GED Math

GED Reasoning Through Language Arts

GMAT

GMAT Analytical Writing Assessment

GMAT Integrated Reasoning

GMAT Quantitative

GMAT Verbal

Graduate Test Prep

GRE

GRE Analytical Writing

GRE Quantitative

GRE Verbal

High School Accounting

High School Biology

High School Business

High School Chemistry

High School Economics

High School English

High School Writing

Homework Support

Human Resources

IB Business & Management

IB Economics

IB Mathematical Studies

IB Mathematics

IB Music

IB World Religions

Intermediate Accounting

International Business

ISEE Prep

ISEE- Lower Level

ISEE- Middle Level

ISEE- Primary

ISEE- Upper Level

ISEE-Lower Level Mathematics Achievement

ISEE-Lower Level Quantitative Reasoning

ISEE-Lower Level Reading Comprehension

ISEE-Lower Level Verbal Reasoning

ISEE-Lower Level Writing

ISEE-Middle Level Mathematics Achievement

ISEE-Middle Level Quantitative Reasoning

ISEE-Middle Level Reading Comprehension

ISEE-Middle Level Verbal Reasoning

ISEE-Middle Level Writing

ISEE-Upper Level Mathematics Achievement

ISEE-Upper Level Quantitative Reasoning

ISEE-Upper Level Reading Comprehension

ISEE-Upper Level Verbal Reasoning

ISEE-Upper Level Writing

Languages

Law

Legal Research

Legal Writing

Literature

LSAT

LSAT Analytical Reasoning

LSAT Essay Section

LSAT Logical Reasoning

LSAT Reading Comprehension

Macroeconomics

Managerial Accounting

Marketing

Math

Microeconomics

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Office

Middle School

Middle School Math

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Science

Middle School Writing

Music

Music Theory

Other

Personal Finance

Persuasive Writing

Phonics

Piano

Poetry Writing

Public Speaking

Reading

SAT Writing and Language

Science

Social Sciences

Social studies

Special Education

SSAT Prep

SSAT- Elementary Level

SSAT- Middle Level

SSAT- Upper Level

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Summer

Technical Writing

Technology and Computer Science

Test Prep

TOEFL Prep

Violin

World Religions

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

No student is the same, and no lessons are the same either. Individuality must be celebrated, regardless of integrated content, and my philosophy is to support every student regardless of strengths and weaknesses.

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

On a typical first lesson, I try to find out and evaluate the student's interests, personality, speaking skills, writing skills, and background. That way I can form a fitting curriculum for them as well as a pace for learning.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

To be an independent learner, the student must understand the importance of reading, time management, organization skills, self-discipline and learning how to manage themselves.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I use positive feedback, and competitive-style teaching (tiny prizes, badges, certificates, etc.). I make sure their psyche is in a neutral to positive zone so that their self-image does not sink as motivation seeps away.

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

I would find new ways to introduce the information, such as a video, a picture, PowerPoint, notes, interactive lecturing or whatever other method that would facilitate their learning experience.

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

I help by encouraging reading, reading, and more reading. While reading, think about what is being read, regardless of the time it takes. Students who struggle with reading comprehension need time and repetition for confidence and to learn to associate what is being read to their understanding of the words.

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

The most successful strategy is to use their interests as topics of the session.

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

Simplicity is always interesting to learners, and it is a great way to get students excited about a subject they struggle in. The more they understand, the more they relate.

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

Interactive teaching helps me make sure the student understands the material. If they are able to recall it and apply it to other situations, then the information is mastered.

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

I do this by using practice, scenario flexibility and interactive teaching. This stimulates the brain many times more than memorizing and recalling information.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

I evaluate a student's needs based on what they come to me for, how capable they are linguistically, and how flexible they seem given their cultural background.

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

I adapt my tutoring based on the student's linguistic capability and background information.

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

I usually use relevant articles to the student's interest and level when no material is provided by the student from their school.