As a former teacher and a father of three children, I understand what is needed to get children and students to engage. It's the thrill of seeing a child "buy in" to learning that drives me and makes me stand apart from others. My goal is to help others find a way to achieve their goals. I have a rich background in education as well as 10 years experience working in corporate legal, specifically involved in legal research and e-discovery.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: SUNY Farmingdale - Bachelors, Industrial Technology
Graduate Degree: Dowling College - Masters, Education
Organic Farming, Running, Trivia
AP US History
Basic Computer Literacy
CLEP Principles of Macroeconomics
CLEP Principles of Management
CLEP Principles of Marketing
CLEP Principles of Microeconomics
CLEP Social Sciences and History
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Science
Elementary School Writing
GATE/ TAG Prep
GED Reasoning Through Language Arts
GED Social Studies
High School Accounting
High School Biology
High School Business
High School Chemistry
High School Computer Science
High School Economics
High School English
High School Geography
High School Level American History
High School Political Science
High School World History
High School Writing
Intellectual Property Law
Mac Basic Computer Skills
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Science
Middle School Writing
MCAT Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior
Technology and Computer Science
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
That all students can succeed given the right tools.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Evaluate a student to understand their learning style.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
By introducing skills to them that will allow them to operate independently.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Try to find another learning style to convey the skill or concept.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
By going back to basics to understand context clues.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Building a strong rapport.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
Trying to make it relevant to the student.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
By constantly having the student demonstrate understanding with "teach backs."
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
Positive reinforcement of achievement.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
The best way to evaluate is have a student demonstrate the skill or concept back to you.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
By finding the student's correct learning style that yields the best results.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
It depends on the student's learning style.