Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: California State University-Fullerton - Bachelors, Psychology
Graduate Degree: National University - Masters, School Psychology
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ACCUPLACER Arithmetic Prep
ACCUPLACER ESL - Reading Skills Prep
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Science
Elementary School Writing
ISEE-Lower Level Mathematics Achievement
ISEE-Middle Level Verbal Reasoning
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
Every student has a different learning style. As educators, we must be able to identify the learning style and approach the student in a fun and innovative way.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
The first session gives place for introductions and establishing rapport with the student, along with identifying their learning style.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
By providing support, the right tools and encouragement.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
By making things interesting and always being mindful of the student's needs and concerns.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Teach the concept in a different way, perspective or utilizing a different approach.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Finding topics that they enjoy reading. Providing activities that will aid in reading comprehension but will also interest the student.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Listening to the student's concerns and opinions. Establishing rapport with the student. Finding ways to tie in the student's interests with the topic that is being covered.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
By pinpointing where and why the subject is difficult. Being understanding and clear. Utilizing the student's strengths to demonstrate that this subject can also become a strength.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
Switching roles: the student becomes the teacher and demonstrates that he or she understands the material.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
Practice: the more the student understands that, the easier the subject becomes, and the higher their level of confidence becomes.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
By providing an initial assessment and conversation prior to the session where what the student would like to work on is addressed.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
By providing activities that will cater to the student's learning style.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
Manipulatives, worksheets, lectures, videos, and games. It depends on the student's learning style.