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Taïsha

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I love traveling, dancing, and reading. But, what I am most passionate about, is learning.

Taïsha’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice - Bachelors, Criminal Justice

Hobbies

Dancing, Reading, Traveling

Tutoring Subjects

10th Grade

10th Grade Math

10th Grade Reading

10th Grade Writing

11th Grade

11th Grade Math

11th Grade Reading

11th Grade Writing

12th Grade

12th Grade Math

12th Grade Reading

12th Grade Writing

9th Grade

9th Grade Math

9th Grade Reading

9th Grade Writing

Adult ESL/ELL

Adult Literacy

Algebra

Biology

College Algebra

College Application Essays

College Biology

College English

College Essays

College Political Science

Conversational French

English

English Grammar and Syntax

ESL/ELL

Essay Editing

French

French 1

French 2

French 3

French 4

High School

High School Biology

High School English

High School Writing

College Math

Languages

Math

Middle School

Middle School Math

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Writing

Other

Political Science

Pre-Algebra

REGENTS Prep

SAT Subject Test in French

SAT Subject Test in French with Listening

SAT Subject Tests Prep

Science

Social Sciences

Test Prep

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

Each one; teach one.

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

Introductions. Then, find out what the student knows and what the student needs help with.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

By asking the student to explain how they get to their answers. That way, they get a chance to test if they really understand a concept.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

By keeping the student engaged.

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

I would take the time to figure out what exactly is causing the difficulty, and work on it with the student.

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

I would find out what the student's hobbies are and connect them with the lesson.

What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?

I like asking students to teach me the material and to explain to me how they get to a certain answer.

How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?

By tracking the student's progress and also letting him/her know that he/she is doing well.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

I usually ask the student to explain a concept to me or to tell me as much about the material as they can; that way I assess how much they know and go from there.

What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?

I find it most successful to connect the material with things that interest the student.

How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?

I adapt my tutoring by adjusting my pace and changing methods, based on my student's needs

What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?

I really enjoy using a whiteboard and markers.

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

I ask the student to tell me a joke or recount a story. I write it down verbatim and work on the student reading it a few times with me. By reading a story or joke that he or she knows, he or she is better able to grasp the meaning of the words. I also like to use pictures or to act out words in order to help the student.