I love helping people and I love education, which is why I love teaching!
I believe everyone can learn if they truly want to. After all, everyone has potential. I also believe that we can do hard things if we put our minds to it. For example, I chose to study Spanish and became fluent in college, without having to go on a study abroad.
If we use our resources, work hard, and do our best, everything will work out. I've seen this principle in action throughout my life. I have an AAS is Arts and Sciences, a BS in Home and Family Living with a minor in Spanish, and an MA in Hispanic Linguistics. Since I graduated in 2013, I also spent two years working for FamilySearch.org and two years as a middle school teacher. Believe me; it was hard, but it was absolutely worth the work to be able to tutor now!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Brigham Young University-Provo - Bachelors, Home and Family Living
Graduate Degree: Brigham Young University-Provo - Masters, Hispanic Linguistics
Historical Fiction, Languages, Kayaking, Walking, Talking, Service, Religion, Family, Education, Music, International Films
High School English
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
Study Skills and Organization
Technology and Computer Science
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Positive feedback--that is to say, positive reinforcement when a student does something correctly. When an answer isn't correct, I'd help direct the student to the correct answer with kind, encouraging words. I know learning can be challenging, but the satisfaction of overcoming a mental block is incredible!