I attended Timpview High School and am currently majoring in anthropology at Brigham Young University, with a minor in sociology. My main tutoring experience involves teaching Portuguese, but I am excited to help others understand whatever they require. I am qualified to tutor ACT and various AP test preparation, as well as most high school-level math, science, English, history, and Spanish. I like to teach simply, but according to whatever style the student feels would work best.
When I'm not at school, I enjoy riding horses, archery, weightlifting, sports, fishing, and reading.
I enjoy naps, not being stressed, and trying whatever new thing comes my way.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Brigham Young University-Provo - Bachelors, Sociocultural Anthropology
ACT Composite: 33
AP Biology: 4
AP Calculus AB: 4
AP Statistics: 5
AP English Literature: 4
AP English Language: 4
AP US History: 4
AP World History: 5
AP U.S. Government & Politics: 5
AP Psychology: 5
Fishing, horses, lifting, archery, football, reading
High School Chemistry
High School English
High School Geography
High School World History
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Science
Middle School Writing
Q & A
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I would get to know them and their interests and why exactly they want tutoring. I would use this reason as motivation as I cater to the specific need.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I would give challenging, though not lengthy, assignments to help them retain what we learned during sessions, and allow them total access to my assistance until they feel comfortable working alone.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I would keep them focused on the end goal, whether it be college sports, scholarships, or simply confidence in school, and help them realize the close possibility of attaining it.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Help turn the reading into a conversation: reading out loud with emotion, and trying it faster or slower. All reading is comprehensible; you just have to take the time to make it so.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Approach a session with a plan in mind, but follow the flow of the student, attending to their wants and needs, rather than strictly following your plan.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
You can't always make someone excited about a subject, but you can boost their confidence to make them feel stronger than the subject. Praise whatever little progress they make, and explain that even little progress is normal and necessary.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
I would have them demonstrate knowledge as they want, and then challenge them.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
Drill it until it is easy. As I will also be reviewing and learning during tutoring, I will show how my progress increases with theirs.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
Ask them first, ask what they think others expect of them, and then use evaluation tests and materials to gauge the need.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
Try to act and think like them, as a student, not a teacher.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
Pencil and paper.