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Milka

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Ivy League educated tutor who enjoys distilling complicated concepts to students who struggle to keep up with the pace of instruction. I can help you better plan and organize your work in a way that makes sense with your learning style. I try to make learning fun and engaging and will use different resources to bring things to life.

Milka’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Columbia University in the City of New York - Bachelors, Anthropology

Graduate Degree: Babson College - Masters, General Management/MBA

Hobbies

Reading, writing, dancing, traveling and cooking

Tutoring Subjects

History

AP Comparative Government and Politics

AP Economics

AP French Language and Culture

AP Macroeconomics

AP Microeconomics

AP U.S. Government & Politics

AP United States History

AP US History

Business

College Business

College Economics

College English

College Level American History

Conversational French

Economics

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing

English

ESL/ELL

European History

Executive Functioning

French

High School Business

High School Economics

High School English

High School Level American History

Homework Support

Languages

Math

Other

Public Speaking

Social studies

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Summer

World Religions


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

Curiosity, engagement and fun is how I approach learning. I help my students to think about things differently, see patterns, organize thoughts to quickly recall concepts and remember them, especially during test time.

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

I would ask them some basic questions about the things they enjoy and don't enjoy doing to get a sense of how they learn. I would ask questions about how they take in information. I might give them the online learning style inventory if they are above 12 years old to understand their learning style.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

By supporting them to be a little more curious about the world around them through simple daily self-inquiry based activities. Greater inquiry is the first step to curiosity and, subsequently, learning.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

With games.

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

I would find different methods to introduce the concept; sometimes at a later time frame.

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

I dissect the paragraph line by line, ask a lot of questions, and rebuild the paragraph conceptually. I might help them think about and underline key words that may help with recall and understanding.

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

Asking them questions about their learning needs.