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Andrea

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I am an Arizona native and a graduate of Arizona State University. I received my B.A. in Communication in 2012. I work in client relations in the legal field and also enjoy helping others learn. I recently spent two years in Chicago with my fiance and loved living in the city, but am glad to be back in Arizona with the sunshine and family.

Andrea’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Arizona State University - Bachelors, Communication

Hobbies

I enjoy watching sports, football and hockey are my favorites. When I am not working, I like to enjoy time with my fiance and our young dog. We like to watch movies and television shows, as well as attend sporting events or exercise together.

Tutoring Subjects

American Literature

College Level American Literature

Elementary School

Elementary School Writing

English

Essay Editing

High School English

High School Level American Literature

High School Writing

Math

Middle School Math

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Writing

Other

Pre-Algebra

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

My teaching philosophy is that everyone learns differently. What may work for one person may not for the next, and I think it is important to find a way of learning that works best for you.

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

In a first session with a student, my main goal would be to get to know them and their goals, and try and understand their way of learning. I would try and keep it as relaxed and stress-free as possible, because being in new situations is hard enough without putting too many expectations on someone.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I think giving the students the right tools to build upon when learning is key to helping them become an independent learner. I do not want to just help students complete assignments or pass just one certain section of the class, but, instead, I would like to help them understand why a certain answer or process is correct. That way, they can utilize that in the future when they are on their own.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Each student is motivated in a different way, so, first, I would try and discover what motivates that individual.

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

If a student has difficulty with a skill or concept, I think the best way to help is to break it down even further. The best way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time, and if a concept is too complex, I would try and break it down to its simplest form, and then try and build the understanding from there.