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Angela

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To teach is to have the ability to share knowledge and impact a future generation. Seeing students learn and grow is a joy to experience.

Angela’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Middle Tennessee State University - Current Undergrad, Spanish

Hobbies

traveling, sewing, cooking, gardening, track and field

Tutoring Subjects

Algebra

Conversational Spanish

Elementary School Math

Geometry

Languages

Math

Middle School Math

Pre-Algebra

Spanish

Spanish 1

Spanish 2

Spanish 3


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I am ready to bring flexibility and versatility to my work to help students achieve their success.

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

It is very important to get to know the student and see how they feel about the subject they are studying. I would ask what they know about the specific topic they are studying and ask which ways they do not like learning and which learning styles they like.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

You can help the student become an independent learner by encouraging and promoting self confidence in the subject.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I am able to teach students with a variety of learning styles. If one learning style is giving them difficulty with learning, I am able to easily try a different method. It is always also good to take the concept back a few steps to what they have already mastered, and explain from there.

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

I have worked with a variety of students with different learning abilities. When students are having trouble understanding a problem, I break it down in different sections.

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

Working with the student’s abilities and their learning style with encouragement will produce the most successful results.

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

I would bring in real-world scenarios that the student can relate to and is interested in to become more engaged in a subject.

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

One technique that I like, is for the student to explain how to work a problem to me, for them to be the teacher.

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

Building a student's self-confident in a subject is important. Encouragement and showing them the realization of how much they have learned and improved are things that will help.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

When a student has repetitive wrong answers on certain questions, you can see which areas the students need more work in.

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

I see which learning style fits the student best, and I teach to that learning style.

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

Pictures, objects, drawing, and writing.