I'm a music and education professional, who can work with youth through adult. I've been working with students for many years. My favorite subjects are music and ESL because I have the most experience and educational background with these topics. My undergraduate degree is in vocal music and my graduate degree is in education curriculum, instruction and assessment. I will gladly assist you online. I will be your thinking partner while you work through your goals. My interest include performing arts, music and traveling.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Virginia Commonwealth University - Bachelors, Music
Graduate Degree: University of Phoenix-Online Campus - Masters, Education: ESL
My hobbies and interest include music, extreme sports, and traveling to name a few.
What is your teaching philosophy?
My philosophy is simple. Primarily, listen carefully to the student's concerns and ask questions to clarify that I understand their needs/goals. To assist the student, I create a positive environment where mistakes are encouraged and thinking habits are challenged. Finally, I help the student to develop and practice strategies that help them teach themselves.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
In general, I find it helpful to gain insight by asking questions regarding past academic successes/failures, the student's opinion of difficult concepts, and their overall goals for the session as well as longer term goals.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I ask them to employ their research and critical questioning skills.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Students can stay motivated with responsive feedback that is positive and allows them to problem solve successfully. In this way, the realization of their own skills is immediate.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Some strategies include having the students make real-life connections, asking various questions to elicit knowledge based replies.