My name is Jaleesa I currently work as a 2nd-grade Teacher at a Public Charter School in Washington, DC. I love English and Reading but I have experience in Marketing and Public Relations. I offer a fun individualized tutoring session that meets each clients individual needs. It would be my pleasure to assist you in achieving your educational goals.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Pennsylvania State University - Bachelors, Public Relations
I love Art, Reading, cooking, and visiting museums.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I want to get to know the student. What are the student's struggle areas? How does this student learn best? Are they more visual or auditory learners? My first session is basically an overview of what the student knows and what their overall goal is, and then we start mapping out ways to achieve success.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I understand that everyone learns in their own way, but the key to becoming a good/great learner is being confident in the material. My goal as a tutor is to help each student understand the material in their own way so that when they finish a session, they feel more confident and able to present what we went over independently, in the classroom or wherever it may be.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Encouragement, communication, and Certificates of Mastery.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I'd find a way to make the skill or concept relatable to the student for better understanding.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
I will find interesting reading material in their grade level and practice reading with them. I would set up a reading log. I would introduce them to words, games, and even websites that can help.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
I would first find out why they are struggling. Then, once the problem is located, I will find a way to get the student excited about the subject based on their learning preference and interest. Maybe they like music; I can turn my study tips into rap. I'm flexible. I understand each student learns differently.