"Education combats Ignorance-SGB"
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Miami Dade College - Bachelor of Education, Education
Graduate Degree: Florida International University - Masters, Education
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
Each individual has different ideas and perspectives that can be beneficial to others in a multicultural learning environment. Teachers as facilitators should be aware of students' attitudes, experiences and beliefs, and gear them towards intellectual and professional development.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I would introduce them to the concept/subject, tell them about me, and also learn about them. This will give them a level of comfort.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I would guide them towards the steps of learning: prepare/practice/progress.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
I would implore the fact that nothing in life comes easy without hard work, which equates with success.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I would reteach/repeat/redefine.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
I would help students to identify main ideas/ supporting details/ facts/opinions/ etc.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
I find that recapping previous lessons help.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
i would use mnemonic devices as well as real-life scenarios. In a more classroom-oriented setting, I would use electronic learning devices; for example, I would show a video clip (in cartoon settings) in order to complement/supplement and cushion their learning.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
I would let the student do a reciprocal explanation after sessions.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
I would remind the student that practice is the best way to conquer fears and be good at something.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
I would evaluate students' needs by their weaknesses in a subject/concept.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
I would try different learning techniques and see what work best.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
I use the materials supplied by the tutoring company or materials prescribed by the school. If, however, I have materials that would complement the student's level and need, I would use them as a back-up.