Teaching is very close to my heart, since both my parents were lifelong teachers!
I strongly believe in learning, as it opens doors to new possibilities. I hold a Master's in Education and a B.A. in Foreign Languages and Literature. Education has changed my life and the way I see the world. During many years of instruction I've discovered that every question has its answer, as long as one knows where to look for it!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Moldovan State University - Bachelors, B.A. in Foreign Languages and Literature
Graduate Degree: Grand Canyon University - Masters, M.A. in Secondary Education
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
All students can be successful if willing to try enough.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Get to know the student-his/her interests, strengths, and weaknesses.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
A student can become an independent learner by giving small purposeful assignments that will boost his/her confidence.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
By matching a student's interests and gradually introducing different other related topics/ideas.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Focus deeper on the student's learning style; re-teach the concept through different other methods/strategies.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Work with the terms prior to reading; include the terms in a meaningful context.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
A close connection/relationship; a student-centered approach.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
Create the student's bond with the subject matter; take smaller steps in achievement.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
Make them like the subject by linking it to their hobbies, likes, and passions!