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Whitley

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As a teacher, it is important to make sure you aren't simply stating the answers. The most important part of learning is developing a link from a question to the correct answer, a path the student can follow on their own terms to reach the correct answer choice. This isn't something that comes with forces repetition and no explanation. I try to help a student master a set of tools so they have a path to follow and aren't left to grope around in the dark.

It's important for me to understand the way the student's mind works. If they are having trouble understanding a problem, I do my best to have to walk through the processes they are trying out. Once I understand how the student sees the problem I can identify what tool they need to fix it.

I have had some amazing teachers in my academic career and they really made the difference for me. I want to help inspire others to their full potential. I am patient and attentive, but I leave space for the student to come to the answer on their own.

Whitley’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Central Florida - Bachelors, Philosophy - Political Theory Track

Test Scores

ACT Reading: 32

LSAT: 166

Hobbies

Camping/Hiking/Kayaking, Novels, Politics,Economics, Travel

Tutoring Subjects

ACT Reading

ACT Writing

College English

English

Essay Editing

Government

Graduate Test Prep

High School English

LSAT Analytical Reasoning

LSAT Essay Section

LSAT Logical Reasoning

Other

Philosophy

Social Sciences

Social studies

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Summer

Test Prep

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

My biggest concern is the success of my students. This is never one size fits all: Some have issues with confidence; some need a review of the basics; some need someone who can take large abstract questions apart, break them into their smallest component, and help them put the question back together again. Whatever it is that you or your student needs, I will work to develop a solution or supplement.

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

Talk to the student about their goals and aspirations. No matter whether you learn for pleasure or in pursuit of a career, it is important to know what's on the other end of a taxing struggle.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

As a teacher, it is important to make sure you aren't simply stating the answers. The most important part of learning is developing a link from a question to the correct answer; a path the student can follow on their own terms to reach the correct answer choice. This isn't something that comes with forced repetition and no explanation. I try to help a student master a set of tools so that they have a path to follow and aren't left to grope around in the dark.

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

It's important for me to understand the way the student's mind works. If they are having trouble understanding a problem, I do my best to walk through the processes they are trying out. Once I understand how the student sees the problem, I can identify what tool they need to fix it.