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Marijke

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I am a very passionate learner. Currently I am a doctoral candidate in Archaeology. I love what I do and I love to learn. I believe its important to be well-educated on a variety of subjects, to always be learning and open to new experiences, and to speak as many languages as you can!

Marijke’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Chicago - Bachelors, Anthropology

Graduate Degree: University of Arizona - Current Grad Student, Anthropology

Hobbies

Photography, outdoors, learning

Tutoring Subjects

Anthropology

AP Spanish Language & Culture

College English

College Essays

College World History

Elementary Math

English

English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

High School Chemistry

High School English

High School World History

Homework Support

Languages

Math

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Science

Middle School Writing

Other

Reading

Science

Social studies

Spanish 1

Spanish 2

Spanish 3

Spanish 4

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

World Civilization

World History

World Religions

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

To have fun learning, and be engaged with the subjects at hand.

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

Talk with a student to see what they are interested in, how they think they learn best, and what goals they have in learning the subject.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I try to find something that sparks the student's interest in learning, or something that makes them want to go out and find more because whatever it is, it's really cool. Finding a student's passion can help lead them to wanting to learn more on their own.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

By trying to connect smaller goals to bigger ones that will help move them forward in life. If your larger life goal is to become a football player, for example, what are the small steps along the way, such as passing a class we need to graduate, that we can accomplish to help get us there?

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

I would talk with the student to try and understand where the difficulty is coming from. What does the student think about why are they having trouble? By engaging with the student in a positive and empathetic manner, you can work together to discover why they are having difficulty, and how they can overcome it.